Black Hills State University
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Using Lab Measurements to Determine the Feasibility of a Photovoltaic Panel part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
This activity is based on the use of a solar module. It can be performed in a lab setting of as a lecture demonstration activity. Using a solar module that we have on hand (18 volts no load) we determine a practical value of power output. We aim the panel directly at the sun and then take the following measurements using a digital multi meter: (1) no load voltage, (2) loaded voltage, and (3) resistance value of the load resistor. Using these data, and a standard estimation of solar isolation, the students are instructed to compute the output power of the module as well as the efficiency of the module.
Energy, Power and Transportation part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
This course provides an understanding of the principles of energy, power, transportation, and applied technology. Topics, among others, include technological literacy, history, and industrial uses of energy, power, and transportation, including the theory, application, conservation, and control of these resources.
Using Small Team Presentations to Examine Energy Production and Energy Utilization part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Essays
Tom Termes, Industrial Technology, Black Hills State University I provide the students with the following topics (all of these questions relate to energy in the United States of America):Where does our energy come ...