# eli5: Does casting rays through magnifying lens on the solar panels have any positive or negative affect?

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Considering panels can withstand the high levels of heat and energy. Does this have any affect on the time required to charge?

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The panels can collect solar rays that hit it. With a lens that is larger than the panel you could focus light from a larger area onto a smaller panel and increase the input and output.

A magnifying lens would take all of the light going through it and focus it on a smaller area. This would increase the amount of energy hitting a particular solar panel, which could increase its output. However, it would also increase the heat on the panel, which would decrease the efficiency of the solar panels. It would also decrease the lifetime of the panels. Focusing the sun’s rays is used on passive solar arrays, in the form of mirrors instead of lenses. These focus the sun’s rays on a tower or pipes to heat up some kind of fluid or salt that is then used to power a generator

The panels can collect solar rays that hit it. With a lens that is larger than the panel you could focus light from a larger area onto a smaller panel and increase the input and output.

A magnifying lens would take all of the light going through it and focus it on a smaller area. This would increase the amount of energy hitting a particular solar panel, which could increase its output. However, it would also increase the heat on the panel, which would decrease the efficiency of the solar panels. It would also decrease the lifetime of the panels. Focusing the sun’s rays is used on passive solar arrays, in the form of mirrors instead of lenses. These focus the sun’s rays on a tower or pipes to heat up some kind of fluid or salt that is then used to power a generator

If you’re planning to put a magnifying lens the size of the solar panel or smaller in front of it to make the rays stronger, you will only take the same amount of energy and focus it on a smaller area.

If you’re planning to use a magnifying lense that is larger than the panel, you can use it to focus more energy on the panels than it would normally get and this will increase the output.

If you’re planning to put a magnifying lens the size of the solar panel or smaller in front of it to make the rays stronger, you will only take the same amount of energy and focus it on a smaller area.

If you’re planning to use a magnifying lense that is larger than the panel, you can use it to focus more energy on the panels than it would normally get and this will increase the output.

Sure, if you use a magnifying lense larger than the panel it will boost production. There are actually solar installations that use this technique to increase production. Though, with the drop in the cost of solar panels, it’s probably no longer economically viable.

Sure, if you use a magnifying lense larger than the panel it will boost production. There are actually solar installations that use this technique to increase production. Though, with the drop in the cost of solar panels, it’s probably no longer economically viable.