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Question on solary cell etc very simple

  1. Jul 6, 2010 #1
    what is the difference between solar cell, solar array, solar panel?
    aren't all of them the same?
     
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  3. Jul 6, 2010 #2

    berkeman

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    What's the difference between a solar cell and a solar array?
     
  4. Jul 6, 2010 #3
    do they have a difference don't they all do the same job convert light into electrical energy
     
  5. Jul 6, 2010 #4

    berkeman

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    They do the same basic thing (convert light into DC electrical power), but there is a difference between a solar cell and a solar array. What's the definition of an array (of anything)?
     
  6. Jul 6, 2010 #5

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