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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/…

“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/transcri…

“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/pd…

“Solar technology isn’t new. Its history spans from the 7th Century B.C. to today.”

Photoelectric effect

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/t…

“Photoelectric effect, phenomenon in which electrically charged particles are released from or within a material when it absorbs electromagnetic radiation.”

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