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January 12, 2016 AT 5:00 am

How do solar panels work? #makereducation

Check out this new video from TedEd on how solar panels function.

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-sol…

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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