Solar Cell Panel

Solar Cell Panel Low-poly 3D model

A solar cell panel, solar electric panel, photo-voltaic (PV) module or solar panel is an assembly of photo-voltaic cells mounted in a framework for installation. Solar panels use sunlight as a source of energy to generate direct current electricity. A collection of PV modules is called a PV panel, and a system of PV panels is called an array. Arrays of a photovoltaic system supply solar electricity to electrical equipment.In 1839, the ability of some materials to create an electrical charge from light exposure was first observed by the French physicist Edmond Becquerel.

Though these initial solar panels were too inefficient for even simple electric devices, they were used as an instrument to measure light.

The observation by Becquerel was not replicated again until 1873, when the English electrical engineer Willoughby Smith discovered that the charge could be caused by light hitting selenium. After this discovery, William Grylls Adams and Richard Evans Day published The action of light on selenium in 1876, describing the experiment they used to replicate Smith's results.

In 1881, the American inventor Charles Fritts created the first commercial solar panel, which was reported by Fritts as continuous, constant and of considerable force not only by exposure to sunlight but also to dim, diffused daylight. However, these solar panels were very inefficient, especially compared to coal-fired power plants.

In 1939, Russell Ohl created the solar cell design that is used in many modern solar panels. He patented his design in 1941.

In 1954, this design was first used by Bell Labs to create the first commercially viable silicon solar cell. In 1957, Mohamed M. Atalla developed the process of silicon surface passivation by thermal oxidation at Bell Labs. The surface passivation process has since been critical to solar cell efficiency.

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Solar Cell Panel
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Solar Cell Panel
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  • Stereolithography (.stl)57.8 MB
  • USDZ (.usdz) (2 files)116 MB
  • IGES (.ige, .igs, .iges) (2 files)116 MB
  • 3D Manufacturing File (.3mf) (2 files)116 MB
  • KeyShot (.bip, .ksp) (2 files)116 MB
  • Autodesk FBX (.fbx)57.8 MB
  • glTF (.gltf, .glb) (2 files)116 MB
  • OBJ (.obj, .mtl) (2 files)116 MB
  • Marvelous Designer (.zpac, .avt, .pos, .ZPrj)57.8 MB
  • Rhinoceros 3D (.3dm)57.8 MB
  • High-Res Renderings 57.8 MB

3D Model details

  • Publish date2022-03-31
  • Model ID#3673568
  • Animated
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  • VR / AR / Low-poly
  • PBR
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