Plant Cells vs Solar Cells

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Semi-conductor based solar cells and Photosynthesis has many qualities that are in common. Plants receive sunlight from contact (light reaction). A photovoltaic (PV) panel provides sunlight to the solar cells. Similar to how sunlight helps produce chlorophyll in plants, semiconducting material absorbs sunlight. (Oppapers.com).
Because of their outputs, photosynthesis and semi-conductor solar cells have great value.. In order to create food, plants absorb sunlight and create oxygen. While this process takes place, plants use sunlight and carbon dioxide to convert water molecules into hydrogen, oxygen, and electrons (Oppapers.com).
The light reaction of photosynthesis can be easily compared to how electricity is created with solar cells. The electrons that are in the solar cell get energy from the sun; from that point they are converted to a high energy level. After being turned into a high energy level, they are then accepted by the wire to run the semi-conductor motor. These processes are similar because they both lose electrons. In solar cells electrons are replenished when the electrical circuit is complete and in plant cells, splitting water furnishes more electrons (Johnson, S.).
Although they have similarities, they are also very different. Plants have a more difficult time at absorbing sunlight than solar cells. Plants have the responsibility of providing energy to live on, whereas solar cells only have to provide electricity for a wire. It is very important that process of photosynthesis is not done in error, if something goes wrong it may kill the organism. One key aspect is that solar cells rely solely on sunlight (Miller, S.).
Photosynthesis, on the other hand, requires water and carbon dioxide absorption through stomata as well as sunlight. The other central difference is the end product; although both count as “energy,” photosynthesis…...

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