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renewable technologies - photovoltaic panels
photovoltaic cells directly convert light into electricity at the atomic level.
some materials exhibit a property known as the photoelectric effect that causes them to absorb photons of light and release electrons.
when these free electrons are captured, an electric current results, that can be used as electricity.
by utilising a photovoltaic system, the CO2 emissions of the central generators can be offset.
during operation the photovoltaic cell does not create carbon emissions, this system can be described as a true renewable source, and classed as zero carbon emission system.
photovoltaic solar panels are arranged in large scale arrays to enable enough usable energy to be produced.
the panels can be arranged in fixed positions or to ensure the greatest energy available at all times installed to track the position of the sun. these panels are mounted on motorised platforms which rotate following the suns path through the sky.