Tutorial: Solar Cell Operation

MIT 2.627 Fundamentals of Photovoltaics, Fall 2011
View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/2-627F11
Instructor: Joe Sullivan

This video summarizes how a solar cell turns light-generated mobile charges into electricity, highlighting the cell’s physical structure with layers with different dopants, and the roles of electric fields and diffusion of holes and electrons.

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Making your own DIY solar panel is explained including DIY tabbing of solar cells for panels. This solar training video shows step by step training for people new to solar tabbing wire and a flux pens and soldering irons.
Visit http://www.greenpowerscience.com/ for more information on building your own solar panels.
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