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Description: This guide includes 10 hands-on explorations that teach the scientific concepts of solar energy and photovoltaics. The activities are:

* Do similar solar cells produce similar electrical output?

* How does light intensity affect the electrical output of a PV cell?

* How does the angle of the PCV cell to the light source affect the electrical output?

* How does the distance from the light source affect the electrical output of a PV cell?

* How does placing part of a PV cell in shadow affect its electrical output?

* How does the color of the light affect the electrical output of a PV cell?

* How does concentrating the light from a light source affect the electrical output of a PV cell?

* How does air temperature affect the electrical output of a PV cell?

* How does combining PV cells in parallel affect the electrical output of the PV cells?

* How does combining PV cells in series affect the electrical output of the PV cells?

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Date Of Record Release 2008-07-15 17:24:16
Description Description: This guide includes 10 hands-on explorations that teach the scientific concepts of solar energy and photovoltaics. The activities are:

* Do similar solar cells produce similar electrical output?

* How does light intensity affect the electrical output of a PV cell?

* How does the angle of the PCV cell to the light source affect the electrical output?

* How does the distance from the light source affect the electrical output of a PV cell?

* How does placing part of a PV cell in shadow affect its electrical output?

* How does the color of the light affect the electrical output of a PV cell?

* How does concentrating the light from a light source affect the electrical output of a PV cell?

* How does air temperature affect the electrical output of a PV cell?

* How does combining PV cells in parallel affect the electrical output of the PV cells?

* How does combining PV cells in series affect the electrical output of the PV cells?
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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 17:21:20
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Date Last Modified 2011-02-25 16:48:36
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-02-25 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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