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The Science of Solar

As part of its public outreach activities, the UC Davis-UC Santa Cruz Solar Collaborative wishes to provide up-to-date, detailed information on the science behind photovoltaics. The Solar Collaborative has developed this science-based wiki section in hopes that knowledgeable persons may contribute to their respective section, thereby helping to create a hub for reliable information on solar technology.

The development of this section is currently being led in a collaborative effort by a group of UC Davis undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, and professors. The goal of this collaboration is to provide a nucleation point for outside contributors, whom, driven by the desire to disseminate information on the energy source of the future, may elect to share their knowledge with the public. The sections within the following wiki are broken up into two subsections: basic and advanced. The basic subsections are largely written by undergraduate students and are intended for an audience with a similar level of understanding; the advanced sections are similarly composed by and intended for graduate students and researchers.