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David Officer sums up week 2 on solar power and we look forward to week 3.

Solar as electricity

This week, we’ve looked at how solar power can be captured and converted into electricity. We’ve looked at various types of solar cells and discussed the limitations of this technology.

Solar has the potential to provide us with enough energy to combat our current energy crisis, but what happens on overcast days?

How do we meet our power needs at night? If we are going to rely on solar energy though we need an equally efficient storage solution.

Are batteries the answer? What materials should we use to create these batteries?

Come join us next week to find out.

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