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Canadian Solar Commissions A 35mwp Open Access Solar Project In India
Canadian Solar Commissions A 35mwp Open Access Solar Project In India
Canadian Solar Inc., (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ:CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that its 35 MWp commercial and…
Azure Power Commissions 100 MW NTPC Solar Project in Telangana
Azure Power Surpasses 1 GW of Operating Solar Capacity
Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), one of India’s leading independent solar power producers, announced that its portfolio has surpassed 1 GW of operating solar capacity, making…
Large Players Dominate in Mercom’s Report on India Solar Market Leaders for 2017
Mercom Communications India, a subsidiary of global clean energy communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital Group, has released its report, India Solar Market Leaderboard 2018.…
JinkoSolar Signs MoU with Kazakhstan Government to Partner on Solar Power Development
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) (the  ‘’Company’’ or “JinkoSolar”), a global leader in the photovoltaic (PV) industry announced today that it signed a memorandum…
Solar Energy Was the Only Power Source in India to Grow Year-Over-Year
Solar Energy Was the Only Power Source in India to Grow Year-Over-Year in FY 2017-18 – Mercom India Research
Capacity additions declined among other sources of energy, including thermal and wind Renewable energy capacity additions continue to gain momentum in India and accounted for…
Shri RK Singh inaugurates Solar Lamp Assembly
Shri RK Singh inaugurates Solar Lamp Assembly & Distribution Center; distributes Solar Study Lamp to students
Flags off UJALA van from Arrah to initiates the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan Lays the foundation stone for PV Module Manufacturing Plant in Gaya   Shri…
LONGi Solar
LONGi Solar Brings Next Generation Solar and Renewable Energy Solution to Bloomberg Summit
LONGi Solar, manufacturer of high-efficiency monocrystalline solar cells and modules and wholly-owned subsidiary of the largest supplier of monocrystalline silicon wafers, LONGi Group, announced today…

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Sun is the precursor to all life on the planet Earth. All types of energy can ultimately be sourced to the Sun. Wind moves because of the thermal energy traceable to the Sun and so does the geothermal energy and the hydrothermal energy or even the marine thermal energy.
The heat from sun is used in the solar cookers that are used by Indian housewives since the 1990’s. The solar cookers already use the glass/sheet metal reflector to compound the heating effect of the warm sunlight.
Solar energy is harvested by plants into creating food for other life forms and then a lot of biological functions. The E = hν equation governs the energy contained in any form of light by the virtue of the spin in the photons constituting the light. Here, while ‘h’ is the Plank’s constant, the Greek alphabet, ‘ν’ (pronounced ‘nu’), is the frequency of the incident photon by the virtue of the vibrations of the three constituting quarks and gluons.
When sunlight is incident on the plant leaves on the land or the green-blue algae in the sea, the solar energy is fixed and stored in form of ATP after an electron chain is followed as a part of photosynthesis.
Biologists have long known about this feature of plant kingdom and their findings have inspired the engineers in the foray of electrical and semiconductor appliances to build photovoltaic panels.
These days, modern photovoltaic cells rely on the photovoltaic and photoelectric effects exhibited by semi-conductors.
The property of photovoltaic effect is exhibited by Silicon duped with other elements such as Selenium and Germanium which are all semi-conducting materials that are capable of converting the energy (E = hν) of the photons into electricity.
While the photovoltaic effect was first observed and mentioned by Alexandre Edmond Becquerel in 1839 while studying the effects of light on electrolytic cells.
In 1873, Willoughby Smith discovered photoconductivity in Selenium while subjecting the metal under various tests and, during the course of time, Silicon was found to be more apt for the purpose.