How do solar panels work? – Richard Komp

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The Earth intercepts a lot of solar power: 173,000 terawatts. That’s 10,000 times more power than the planet’s population uses. So is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy? Richard Komp examines how solar panels convert solar energy to electrical energy.

Lesson by Richard Komp, animation by Globizco.
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20 thoughts on “How do solar panels work? – Richard Komp”

  1. The amount of battery material that would end up in the landfill and ocean environment would be ridiculous. I am researching a way to make an efficient yet biodegradable battery.

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  2. The truth is free, and it is the foundation of spiritual life. Solar power is free, and it is the foundation of physical life. Google TruthContest click on the earth icon and read the Present, It explains the Truth of Life the big picture of life in every facet, for the 1st time in history the way life works is exposed. The truth is your ultimate purpose, it will change your view on life thus your mind in the best way possible, it will overcome the badstates of mind permantly.

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  3. "… developing countries…"?
    This should not include most countries that are referred to as "developing".
    Mexico is regarded as a developing country. Why?
    Mexico has been around for hundreds of years.
    They never "develop"! Nor will they ever develop.
    They have too many other countries believing their crap of supposed "development".
    It is easier for morons to believe they are "helping" someone else rather than admit their help has equated to dumbing down the culture they claim to help.

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  4. What a FANTASTIC video! Great animations and explanations! Highly professional.

    Thanks so much for making and posting! This should be shown in science classes to people at every age.

    BOOKMARKED LOL

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