Solar Cells Basic Concepts

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Solar PV systems are composed from the following elements :

  1. cells are the basic block of pv systems ,each cell produces about 1.5-3 Watts
  2. modules (panels) made from many cells
  3. arrays made of many modules

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image from science.nasa.gov

connect cells to make modules :one silicon solar cell produces .5 volt , 36 cells connected they can charge 12v batteries ,to run pumps or motors, modules can be connected together to get the preferred power configuration.

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