Title

The Difference Is In What's On Top

Report Number

FSEC-FS-25

URL

http://publications.energyresearch.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FSEC-FS-25.pdf

Keywords

Photovoltaics

Abstract

The three-bedroom, two-bath house on the Florida Solar Energy Center grounds in Cape Canaveral is very much like millions of other homes in the nation with one exception--photovoltaic cells (solar cells) mounted on its south roof convert sunlight to electricity to meetmuch of the house's power needs. Photovoltaic cells are truly "magical" devices, a direct product of the modern day, space age technology. Each of this facility's I68 photovoltaic modules contains 35 four-inch-diameter solar cells. In bright sunlight, the enttre roof can generate more than 5,000 watts ofelectrrcity at a level of about 200 volts.

Date Published

12-4-1980

Subjects

Photovoltaics

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