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Electrons colliding with solar panel

  1. Jun 30, 2008 #1
    This may be a silly question, but what if electrons collided with a solar panel instead of photons? Would the panel collect the energy of the electrons or would they be ignored?
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  3. Jul 1, 2008 #2


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    Do you know how a solar panel works?
  4. Jul 1, 2008 #3
    I know about the photoelectric effect and that a solar panel is used to collect photons using impure silicon to create a flow of current. I just was curious if adding electrons would produce a flow of current as well.
  5. Jul 1, 2008 #4
    If you already have a way of moving electrons, what do you need a solar panel for?
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