Photosynthesis is used by plants to harness solar energy. A semiconductor-based solar cell harnesses solar energy to convert it to electricity required by humans. Write an essay comparing and contrasting these two systems.
1. Describe 3 ways in which the plant cell and the solar cell are similar to each other.
2. Describe 3 ways in which they are different from each other.
Explain how the laws of thermodynamics apply to each system.
1. Explain how the laws of thermodynamics apply to photosynthesis.
2. Explanation of how the laws of thermodynamics apply to a semiconductor-based solar cell’s production of electricity.