Along with hydro and wind, photovoltaics are one of the key sources of renewably generated electricity.
This workshop allows pupils to explore the generation characteristics of a typical photovoltaic panel in relation to orientation and load.
Pupils produce a wiring diagram and working outside, set up a PV panel connected to a voltmeter, ammeter and solarimeter. Whilst measuring the incoming solar energy, pupils take voltage and current readings with the panel connected to a variable resistor and calculate the panel’s efficiency.
Duration 1 1/2 hours
Suitable for A level
Focus on STEM subjects
The tour involves access to the CAT site and suitable footwear and outdoor clothing is essential
Covers the principle of PV electrical generation and the factors affecting panel efficiency
£120 per session (up to 20 pupils)
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