© CNRS Images - 2009

Super Photon for Maxi Watt

Reference

2020

Duration

00:28:00

Production year

2009

Original material

SD
4/3
Color
Sound

Director(s)

Marcel DALAISE

Summary

To what extent is photovoltaic energy used in France today? This film looks at various initiatives in progress. Photovoltaic energy from the sun is not just a pipe dream; combining chemistry and physics, it is a field with great potential, which is already being commercially developed.

This new energy source is obtained by converting light from the sun into electricity in semi-conductor materials like silicon. The end goal is to produce photovoltaic modules cheaply and increase their output so as to promote the widespread use of this renewable energy.

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