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Solar Power By Brannin Terry Honors Physics
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Solar power is when energy is gained from the sun and is transformed into electricity. This process is either directly using a photovoltaic or indirectly using condensed solar power. Photovoltaic is the production of electric currents at a junction of two substances being exposed to light.
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Solar power is very old. In 1839, a man named Alexandre Edmond Becquerel found out that items created electric currents when it was exposed to light.
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During 1876, photovoltaic energy was being conducted and taken into focus. William Grylls and Richard Day discovered that when a software named selenium was introduced to sunlight, it crated electricity.
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In 1953, the silicon solar cell was discovered by Calvin Fuller, Gerald Pearson, and Daryl Chapin. This type of solar cell had crated enough electricity to be able to run miniature electrical products.
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In the year 1956, the first product was available to the public for a purchase of three hundred dollars.
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