8. Renewable energies – 8.2 Using solar cells to run an electric motor (teacher instructions) © Siemens Stiftung 2019 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

8. Renewable energies – 8.2 Using solar cells to run an electric motor (teacher instructions)

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Experimentation instructions:
Background information on the content and practical information on conducting the “Using solar cells to run an electric motor" experiment.

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2020-09-07
Students will investigate the connection of solar cells in series and in parallel under load conditions. They will also learn how partial shading of solar cells affects the current and voltage.

One item deals with „Technical application and vocational orientation“.

Information and ideas:
The experiment requires prior knowledge of complex electrical circuits (in series, in parallel); see experiment “Vocational orientation 6.5”. It is recommended that students have conducted experiment 6.5 and that the learning outcomes of the experiments are reviewed.
When doing experiments with solar cells and electrical motors, bear in mind that the correlations become complex.
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Experiment
Chemistry; Physics; Technology
Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Battery; Direct current; Electricity; Energy; Energy supply; Engine; Resistance (physics); Semiconductor; Solar energy
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