8. Renewable energies – 8.2 Using solar cells to run an electric motor (teacher instructions)
Background information on the content and practical information on conducting the “Using solar cells to run an electric motor" experiment.
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.