Solar cells convert what type of energy into electrical energy?
Can someone please help I believe thermal
scientist - Ms. Sue, Monday, April 9, 2012 at 9:38pm
scientist - drwls, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 9:05am
Electromagnetic (light, in this case).
This type of energy can be converted to electrical more efficiently than thermal energy can.
You can also think of it as thermal energy conversion from a very hot (5800 K) body (the sun), and apply the Carnot efficiency limit (about 97%).