Solar PV Power Output – Solar Energy Lab

Solar PV Power Output – Solar Energy Lab

Silicon Solar’s Solar Energy Labs are a great resource for teachers to utilize while teaching their students about solar energy.  With labs that focus on both solar thermal and solar electric power, you will be able to give your students a great hands on experience with solar energy.

PROBLEM: Can you determine the amount of current flowing through, and power output of a PV panel over time? Can you determine how large of a PV system should you have to supply all the energy needs for a typical house?
MATERIALS: Solar PV panel with alligator clip attachment, 12 volt lawn mower battery, ammeter or multimeter, stopwatch (Materials Not Included, we recommend the products below)
INTRODUCTION: Each solar PV panel produced has certain specifications related to its power output and current flow. Your solar PV panel is rated at 2.4 Watts of power at 200 milliamperes (.200 amperes) of current. In this lab you will measure the current
flow of this panel over a 20 minute period. You will also calculate its power output and energy production over time. You will eventually calculate how large of a PV array (PV panels wired together in series) you would need to completely supply your energy needs for a typical residence.

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Solar PV Power Output – Solar Energy Lab

Silicon Solar’s Solar Energy Labs are a great resource for teachers to utilize while teaching their students about solar energy.  With labs that focus on both solar thermal and solar electric power, you will be able to give your students a great hands on experience with solar energy.

PROBLEM: Can you determine the amount of current flowing through, and power output of a PV panel over time? Can you determine how large of a PV system should you have to supply all the energy needs for a typical house?
MATERIALS: Solar PV panel with alligator clip attachment, 12 volt lawn mower battery, ammeter or multimeter, stopwatch (Materials Not Included, we recommend the products below)
INTRODUCTION: Each solar PV panel produced has certain specifications related to its power output and current flow. Your solar PV panel is rated at 2.4 Watts of power at 200 milliamperes (.200 amperes) of current. In this lab you will measure the current
flow of this panel over a 20 minute period. You will also calculate its power output and energy production over time. You will eventually calculate how large of a PV array (PV panels wired together in series) you would need to completely supply your energy needs for a typical residence.