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RSS FeedsCurious Nature: Do solar panels continue to shine in the winter?
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16 november 2019 22:15:49

 
Curious Nature: Do solar panels continue to shine in the winter?
(World News Science)
 


Solar panels are becoming more common in our community as a source of electricity. Colorado is known for 300 days of sunshine, which is ideal for solar panels to work. But as our days grow shorter in winter, do solar panels continue to be beneficial? To answer this question, we first need to understand how solar panels work. Every solar panel is made up of 60 cells called photovoltaic cells. These cells are 6-inch squares made of two layers of silicon. When the sun shines on the photovoltaic cells, particles of light called photons knock electrons in the silicon loose. The panels then direct the...


 
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