Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems

This activity introduces students to the process of converting sunlight into electricity through the use of photovoltaics (solar cells). Students complete a reading passage with questions and an inquiry lab using small photovoltaic cells.

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Texas State Energy Conservation Office
Activity takes about two 45-minute class periods. Additional materials are necessary.

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Lab activity has easy-to-follow directions; data tables provided for all variables that will be tested.

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