INVESTIGATIONS

Investigation: Solar Energy

Instructions / How to do this investigation

  1. Find a good location by your school to set up your Solar Panel. Make sure it is somewhere that gets sun most of the day and isn’t blocked by anything (i.e. trees, buildings). Put it in the same place and pointing the same direction each time.
  2. Place solar panel out in the morning.
  3. Take voltage reading from solar data counter three different times during the day: 
  • 10:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  1. Record the percent cloud coverage during your sampling period. You can use AccuWeather.com to find your location and percent cloud coverage.
  2. Record the temperature (C) during your sampling period.
  3. Record the date of your sampling period.

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