Why all solar panels are secretly LEDs (and all LEDs are secretly solar panels)


Part 2 – explainer video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGUte…

LEDs and solar panels are both made of diodes. A diode is just designed to allow electricity to flow in one direction but because we make them out of semiconductors they can do all these other things.

Video produced in cooperation with Merck (https://www.youtube.com/user/merckgroup). Merck is known as Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in the United States.

Here’s the link to the curiosity report (interactive): https://www.merckgroup.com/en/interac…

And here it is as a PDF:
http://bit.ly/StateofCuriosityReport2018

Animations by Dom Burgess. His brilliant channel, Every Think, is here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGI0…

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