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Understanding Solar Energy: Advanced Photovoltaic Investigations: Photovoltaics Power Output & I-V Curves

The five activities in this lesson are designed for technology and upper-level physics classes, as well as being suitable as an introductory photovoltaics unit for college-level students and adults. Included in the activities are investigations on the parameters that affect the electrical output of photovoltaic modules and arrays—irradiance, tilt angle, azimuth, local insolation, temperature, efficiency, and shading. Also included is an activity on series and parallel circuits and the combination of the two in wiring arrays, as well as a discussion on site selection for a photovoltaic array.

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Date Of Record Release 2008-07-15 16:04:18
Description The five activities in this lesson are designed for technology and upper-level physics classes, as well as being suitable as an introductory photovoltaics unit for college-level students and adults. Included in the activities are investigations on the parameters that affect the electrical output of photovoltaic modules and arrays—irradiance, tilt angle, azimuth, local insolation, temperature, efficiency, and shading. Also included is an activity on series and parallel circuits and the combination of the two in wiring arrays, as well as a discussion on site selection for a photovoltaic array.
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Source United States Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Keyword Lesson plans
Selector Chiras
Date Of Record Creation 2008-07-15 15:58:21
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Date Last Modified 2011-02-17 15:32:24
Creator Florida Energy Center
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-02-17 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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