From Sunlight to Electricity: Exploring Solar Physics


  • Dr. Amna Saghir Karachi University
  • Dr. Iqbal Ahmed Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad


Solar physics, Photovoltaics, Solar energy, Quantum mechanics, Sunlight, Energy conversion


Solar physics, the study of the sun and its interaction with the solar system, is a multifaceted field encompassing various disciplines such as astrophysics, plasma physics, and quantum mechanics. At the forefront of solar physics lies the intricate process of converting sunlight into electricity through photovoltaic technology. This paper embarks on a comprehensive exploration of solar physics, elucidating the mechanisms by which solar energy is harnessed and transformed into electrical power. By delving into the underlying principles of photovoltaics and the quantum nature of solar radiation, this study aims to provide insights into the scientific foundations of solar energy generation.