How Do Solar Panels Work? (Physics of Solar Cells)

People say that solar power is the future of renewable energy, but how do solar panels work anyway? Join us as we explore the world of semiconductors using chemistry. ________________________________ VIDEO ANNOTATIONS/CARDS Does Electricity REALLY Flow? What the HECK is Energy? Why Are Some Things Transparent? What is Electric Charge? You Do NOT “Charge” A… Continue reading How Do Solar Panels Work? (Physics of Solar Cells)

Solar Panels on a Tesla

Electric cars and solar panels seem like a match made in heaven: free, clean power as long as the sun shines. A self reliant, solar car that’s not dependent on the power grid could recharge sustainably from anywhere you dare to venture. So, have you ever wondered about bolting solar panels on your Tesla? And… Continue reading Solar Panels on a Tesla

How solar energy got so cheap, and why it's not everywhere (yet)

A lot speaks for solar energy. It’s clean, renewable – and now even cheaper than energy from fossil fuels like coal or natural gas. Sounds pretty great, right? But it only makes up a tiny bit of global electricity production. Why don’t we use a lot more of it yet? We’re destroying our environment at… Continue reading How solar energy got so cheap, and why it's not everywhere (yet)