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What is the structure of the solar panel? Answered

Hi Guys,

Would anyone able to help me understand what is the structure of the solar panel??

I am wondering what is that blue or even sometimes black sheet where a certain lines that look likes a aluminum or silver is? Is it the Silicon or not?? Guys help please. Thanks

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lemonie (author)2011-03-23


The structure of the solar panel, is one that captures photons and converts their (solar) energy into another form (e.g. thermal or electrical), in the form of a panel.

If you are asking about the physical-construction of solar panels, you might start here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_panel

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mitchiko (author)lemonie2011-03-23

Dear Lemonie,

Im wondering if the blue colored sheet is the silicon? But sometimes its black well im just curious though, but answering this would help me understand that. Thanks

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lemonie (author)mitchiko2011-03-23


Those sound like silicon photovoltaic panels, so yes.
The colour that they appear is blue/black, but it varies with the protective cover and how they are lit, what angle they are viewed from.

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