Solar Panels for Your Home

In this video segment from NOVA's Saved By the Sun hour-long video, students learn about photovoltaics and see how two families are using solar technologies in their homes. The video introduces the ideas of state incentives and net metering benefits.

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Allow enough time for video to buffer if viewing online.

Perhaps students could assess how many of these kinds of homes are in their community.

See also http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/how-solar-cell-works.html

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