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Listed on this page are links to a variety of useful photovoltaics related sites.

1. Photovoltaics - General Aspects    2. Solar Cell - How Does it Work?    3. Solar Cell - Materials and Technology    4. Photovoltaics and Real Life    5. Photovoltaics - News and Information   


1. Photovoltaics - General Aspects

See this video first
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=napVP6jAZxM
Easy to follow video explains fundamentals of photovoltaics.

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovoltaics
Wikipedia -style broad overview

US Dept. of Energy
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/photovoltaics.html
Various aspects of photovaltaics are covered

Fundamentals
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2002/solarcells.htm
How do photovoltaics work?

Solar Electricity Basics
http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/consumer/solar_electricity/basics/index.htm
Various aspects are covered.

Photovoltaics glossary
http://www.pvresources.com/en/glossary.php




2. Solar Cell - How Does it Work?

Solar Cell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cell
Much of what you need to know...

Solar Cell
http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/consumer/solar_electricity/basics/how_pv_cells_work.htm
Solar cell operation - a brief description

Solar cell basics
http://www.chemistryexplained.com/Ru-Sp/Solar-Cells.html


Solar cell technologies
http://www.solarbuzz.com/Technologies.htm


Solar cell - an overview
http://encyclobeamia.solarbotics.net/articles/solar_cell.html




3. Solar Cell - Materials and Technology

Solar Cell Materials
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/solar_cell_materials.html
Semiconductors used to fabricate solar cells

Making of the solar panel
http://jc-solarhomes.com/photovolt.htm


Inorganic photovoltaics: Silicon and beyond
http://www.electrochem.org/dl/interface/wtr/wtr08/wtr08_p30-35.pdf


Roadmap for c-Si cells
http://www.solid-state.com/display_article/368269/5/none/none/APPLI/Crystalline-Si-solar-cells-and-the-microelectronics-experienc
Crystalline Si solar cells and the microelectronics experience.



4. Photovoltaics and Real Life

Video to see
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mCTSV2f36A&NR=1
Solar energy > photovoltaics > your home

Solar cells and your home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkO7ioNUXnw&feature=related
How solar cells help lower your electric bill?

Solar energy and your home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj4KAWZFZOA&feature=related
More on how solar cells help lower your electric bill?

Solar energy - how does it work?
http://www.solarworld.de/index.php?id=589&L=1




5. Photovoltaics - News and Information

PV Info Site
http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/technology/solar-power/photo-voltaics/
See collection of PV related news pieces.

Info of interest
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/04/020410075934.htm


PV Times
http://newsletters.pennnet.com/showdaily/37647824.html



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