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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.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Richard Komp
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Director Hernando Bahamon
  • Artist Andrés Felipe Landazábal
  • Animator Ricardo Avila
  • Composer Manuel Borda
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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