The power generation principle of solar panel

- Jun 08, 2018-

The power generation principle of solar panel

The sun shines on the semiconductor p-n junction, forming a new hole-electron pair. Under the action of the p-n junction electric field, the hole flows from the p region to the n region, and the electron flows from the n region to the p region, and a current is formed after the circuit is turned on. This is how the photovoltaic effect solar cell works.

There are two ways of solar power generation, one is light-heat-electric conversion, and the other is light-electric direct conversion.

(1) The light-thermal-electrical conversion method generates electricity by utilizing thermal energy generated by solar radiation. Generally, the solar collector collects the absorbed heat energy into a working medium vapor, and then drives the steam turbine to generate electricity. The former process is a photo-thermal conversion process; the latter process is a thermo-electric conversion process.

(2) The direct conversion method of light-electricity uses the photoelectric effect to directly convert solar radiation energy into electrical energy. The basic device for photoelectric-electrical conversion is solar cells. A solar cell is a device that converts solar energy directly into electrical energy due to the photovoltaic effect. It is a semiconductor photodiode. When the sun shines on the photodiode, the photodiode turns the solar light into electrical energy. Current. When many batteries are connected in series or in parallel, they can become a square of solar cells with relatively large output power.

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