Photovoltaics - Diverse Technology

This video reviews how photovoltaic (PV) cells work, noting that technological innovations are decreasing costs and allowing PV use to expand.

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Jamie Kurtz
U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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Use video to help students understand the science engineering and technology behind Photovoltaic (PV) energy generation.

The teacher should spend a bit of time discussing the concepts of band gap, electron hole pair, semiconductor materials, electromagnetic spectrum, and efficiency.

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