How do Solar Panels work?

Solar Panels are now common place on UK roofs. However do we understand how they actually work? The science behind Solar Panels is actually very simple and has been known for many years with the photovoltaic (the science of producing electricity from a Solar Cell) being discovered by Alexandre Edmond Becquerel in 1839. The reason that Solar Panels have such a long life span is because the action of converting sunlight into electricity doesn't actually require any moving parts. Therefore no wear and tear takes place. An article was recently released proving this, as the UK's oldest Solar Panel installation was still operating at 95% efficiency after 20 years of operation. The science in simpl

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