There's Money in Sunlight

Hegland, Don
September 2008
Assembly;Sep2008, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p6
The author reflects on the commercial viability of investing into solar energy. He notes that even oil-producing country United Arab Emirates had invested $2 billion in thin-film photovoltaic production equipment to take advantage of its sunlight from open deserts and to prepare for possible oil decline. He says that sunlight striking a cell will generate direct current (DC). He states that cells can capture thermal energy from the sun and transform heat into electricity.


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