If you’ve ever wondered how solar panels convert the sun’s rays into clean renewable energy, this video from the U.S. Department of Energy is for you. The video, Energy 101: Solar PV, provides an introduction to solar panel technology. The video was uploaded to YouTube just days after the DOE revealed more details about the SunShot initiative, which aims to bring the cost of solar energy down to a more competitive level by 2020.

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