Discussion about photovoltaic panels for generating electricity in the residential sphere

ntroduction to sustainable energy SS 2018

Assignment group A:

Photovoltaic panels for generating electricity in the residential sphere

  1. What is the technology behind the solar panels?
  2. How does it work?
  3. How are solar panels used?
  4. How efficient is this source of energy?
  5. Is this source of energy used across the world?
  6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of generating electricity with solar panels?
  7. What is the likely future of the usage of solar panels?

Write one main post answering all of the questions above. It should be several paragraphs long.

Recommended reading materials:

  1. NASA: How do photovoltaics work?

https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2002/solarcells

2. Greentumble: The most efficient solar panels on the market:

https://greentumble.com/most-efficient-solar-panels-on-the-market/

3. Photovoltaic Solar Energy: 5.4 New Future Concepts:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118927496.ch24/summary