How do solar panels work? – Richard Komp

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The Earth intercepts a lot of solar power: 173,000 terawatts. That’s 10,000 times more power than the planet’s population uses. So is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy? Richard Komp examines how solar panels convert solar energy to electrical energy.

Lesson by Richard Komp, animation by Globizco.

20 Responses to How do solar panels work? – Richard Komp

  1. Maya TB says:

    Please make a children's version of this video 🙂

  2. Jonathan Kosyjana says:

    It kinda almost like an electro magnet,,kindaa

  3. borerev says:

    1. it shouldn't matter if the supply of sun is inconsistent. we have power packs and stuff taht can store the excess energy for rainy days.

    2. u'd put more of them in the sunny dry deserty locations and areas near to the equator that have 2 summers each year.

    3. i can't wait for solar power panel technology improves. some day they'll be able to make it way more efficient than it is now. absorbing more power with less effort.

  4. Young Retail says:

    Solar devices are becoming more and more energy efficient day by day. To know more about how solar panels convert solar energy into electricity. go through this link: https://www.luminouseshop.com/blogs/buyers-guide/solar-panels-module-converts-solar-energy-into-electricity

  5. Graphics Kings says:

    My small solar system after one year, the good and the bad https://youtu.be/X4IdUaRAARI

  6. senthil kumar says:

    Really useful and clearly explained by richard komp.

  7. When Pigs Fly says:

    Fuel degrades; electrons don’t.

  8. Lucas Layton says:

    Trump: fake news! buys more coal mining stocks

  9. sikander ali says:

    interesting points ,if anyone else needs to find out about to install a solar power system video try Magonsi Solar System Expert (just google it ) ? Ive heard some decent things about it and my friend got amazing success with it.

  10. Adil Karimov says:

    Who can advise the best university to study the renewable sources of energy? 🙂

  11. Jonathan Stewart says:

    Finally an answer to my longstanding question about whether the solar panel can ever "run out" of electrons. Thank you!

  12. Ting Lei says:

    Let's talk about a global standard power grid first….

  13. yoyo baby says:

    IN OUR COUNTRY SOLAR PANEL IS SO EXPENSIVE!

  14. rylie weaver says:

    I just saw an ad for Lego Minecraft. This is blockception

  15. Robin Gorrilla says:

    Steps for global solar energy:
    1, make a global electric grid
    2. turn all the deserts on earth into solar farms
    3, turn coal power plants into battery farms
    4, SAVE THE OIL FOR CAR RACES!

  16. Md Masud Rana says:

    Your explanation forced me to hit the like button.

  17. mali vishal says:

    india would be great for GO solar…

  18. Shubham Bhonkhade says:

    interesting video

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