How We Turn Solar Energy Into Electricity

Solar panels are becoming cheaper and more efficient. So how exactly do they work?

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Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150218191724.htm
“Researchers have successfully created electricity-generating solar-cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time.”

How Solar Got Cheap
http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=398811199
“All my life, solar power has been the thing that’s coming in the future.”

The History Of Solar
https://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/pdfs/solar_timeline.pdf
“Solar technology isn’t new. Its history spans from the 7th Century B.C. to today.”

Photoelectric effect
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/457841/photoelectric-effect
“Photoelectric effect, phenomenon in which electrically charged particles are released from or within a material when it absorbs electromagnetic radiation.”
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