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    Photovoltaic Cell Essay

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    Photovoltaic Cells Using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Sustainable Alternative Energy Source As a result of all the developments made since the Industrial Revolution, humans have managed to improve the quality of life, expand human knowledge and witness a rapidly increasing population. However, along with these advancements come crucial concerns about pollution, the global climate, and energy security, all of which exacerbate each other. As the human population increases and global climate deteriorates, there comes a rising demand for clean energy and sustainable alternative practices. Many attempts have been made to manage climate change, including the induction of a series of climate mitigating accords by the United Nations. One…

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    and developing field that has flourished in the past decade. Hundreds of discoveries have already been made and products continue to advance thanks to the research that is being done in nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is helping create more efficient devices, medical tools with a higher capability, and energy efficient tools. A highly researched product that has been created is called Flat Photovoltaic Cells, more commonly known as solar panels. These cells, created by Bauder, have been…

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    Summary background conclusions Summary Of “How Do Photovoltaics Work” Photovoltaics is a term referring to the direct conversion of light into electricity at the atomic level as explained in How do Photovoltaics Work. The way that photovoltaics work is through the property known as the ‘photoelectric effect’ that causes some materials to absorb photons of light and release electrons that are captured, forming an electric current. “The photoelectric effect was first noted by a French physicist,…

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    Fig 8: Difference between monocrystalline polycrystalline and amorphous thin film solar cells. 5.1.2 Photovoltaic (PV) solar systems in Buildings: The PV solar cells combined together to make solar panels. These panels alone cannot light up the entire building with electricity. Additionally other components are also required to complete the whole complex process of conversion of solar energy into usable electric energy. The other components used in this process help in transmission and storage…

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    sun’s rays was recorded in seventh century B.C. where magnifying glasses were used to create fire by concentrating the rays towards the fuel source for fire. In early B.C., solar rays were only used for religious purposes and early agricultural. The first form of solar power was discovered in 1767 when a “Swiss scientist created the fist solar collector.” (The History of Solar) Since then, there has been many advances towards solar energy in technology such as: solar powered steam engines, the…

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    The first is for the sun rays to hit the solar panels with particles of light, also known as photons. These photons then energize the photovoltaic cells, the cells inside the solar panels, to create DC electricity (Solar Works, n.d.). Next the DC electricity goes through an inverter to convert the DC to 120-volt AC (Solar Works, n.d.). AC is the type of electricity that runs through our homes. Finally, the energy that is produced goes through the home/building to be used by electronics and the…

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    Design and implementation of MPPT based charger of wheelchair batteries using Photovoltaic Arrays Radhika Vaid, Vaibhav Maheshwary, Sharang Mittal Abstract The development of renewable energy for the generation of electric power has been a critical topic in the current century with the growing problem of global warming and other environmental issues. Recently solar power has become a practical source for the generation of electricity worldwide. However the PV cell output is relatively low for…

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    southwestern states offer the highest levels of insolation in the country. This is reflected in the United States solar production capacity: California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas comprise 86% of the country’s installed photovoltaic power production capacity respectively [14]. Worldwide, there is less of a correlation between insolation and installed capacity. Germany is the world leader in photovoltaic installations, and represents 32% of the world’s peak photovoltaic power…

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    Non Renewable Energy

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    A French physicist, Edmund Becquerel, discovered the suns energy could produce a Photovoltaic effect (meaning light has the potential to turn into electricity) in 1839. In The 1880s photovoltaic (PV) cells were developed out of selenium that could convert light with one to two percent efficiency (“The efficiency of a solar is the percentage of available sunlight converted by the photovoltaic cell into electricity”) (alt) The way the energy was converted to electricity was a mystery until Albert…

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    worldwide installed capacity of 238,000 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2011, and is widely used in Europe, Asia, and the United States[Global Wind Report et.al 2013]. Photovoltaic has overcome wind as the fastest growing energy source[Global Wind Report et.al 2013]. 5.1 PHOTOVOLATIC CELL The ability of certain materials to convert sunlight to electricity was first discovered by Becquerel in 1839, when he discovered the photo galvanic effect. Space applications eventually led to improved…

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