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Photovoltaics and Solar Energy
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Photovoltaics and Solar Energy

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Grade Level Grades 3-8
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This module from the U.S. Department of Energy addresses issues dealing with the energy from the sun, the energy needs of students in the classroom and our energy needs as a nation. Students will use a photovoltaic (PV) cell to measure the energy from the sun. Using a light bulb, the students will illuminate the bulb using a PV cell. An alternative way for the students to calculate the energy coming from the PV cell is to measure the voltage and the current output from the PV cell across a resistor and use the equation P = IV to calculate the power produced.

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solar_photovoltaicenergy.pdf

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February 12, 2020
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2 Reviews
Great source, Has everything!
cbclt911
May 03, 2014
AMAZING UNIT! All the resources need to cover PV and Solar energy, including assessments and materials lists:)
nataliehollifield
May 23, 2013
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