In 2010, engineering timelines was funded
to prepare a series of videos explaining aspects of power generation.
In this video, we explain the workings of a photovoltaic cell ... using only our hands, a pen and paper, and the odd piece of toast! Oh, and there's a penguin in there too.
We are endebted to the R&D Panel of the ICE for the funding, and to Ramboll UK and Element Energy for additional support.
How a photovoltaic cell works?
video by engineering timelines
About the video
This video was scripted, shot and edited by engineering timelines, with advice from energy engineers. The drawings are by Paul Weston, and the voiceover by Clare Sims.