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How do solar panels work

Everyday we are learning more and more about renewable energy, or energy that we can use over and over again. One form of renewable energy comes from the sun, and solar panels convert this solar energy into something usable in our homes and workplaces. 


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Watch the video below to learn how solar panels work. While you watch the video try answering these questions in your notebook: 


  1. What is light?
  2. What are the major physical barriers to using solar cells and modules?
  3. What are most solar cells made from? 


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