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can we charge the battery by silicon solar plates at night? yes or no.why ??? Answered

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seandogue

8 years ago

In virtually every case, the simple answer is no. IFF you happen to live in a very brightly lit area, then perhaps you might be able to do a little charging, (for instance, I have a calculator that will gladly operate with the power of a 40W lightbulb to run its solar cells) but not like what sunlight provides. There's an incredible amount on energy delivered by the sun, which simply can't be compared with the piddly amount given off by artificial lighting. As for starlight/etc. nope

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iPodGuy

8 years ago

Short answer - no. They're "solar" panels, not "lunar" panels.

That being said, I have a large solar installation at my job and I can view hourly charts of the amount of electricity being produced. Late at night, I can see the tiniest bit of electricity being generated. I suspect it's the sunlight being reflected off of the moon. However, the amount is so negligible that it is not worth it (making a few watts on a 129 kilowatt system isn't even a drop in the bucket).

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steveastrouk

8 years ago

Starlight is many orders of magnitude less bright than day light - we can see happily in 0.2 (moonlight) Lux, full sun is 100,000 +. There is an utterly insignificant amount of energy in the sky at night.

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frollard

8 years ago

any light hitting a solar cell will be converted to electricity -- at night you have some moonlight, and starlight -- but it's less than a ten-thousandth the power of full sunlight (probably much much less) -- so 1 watt solar panel would output .0001 watts. Not very useful.