Module 1.2: Solar Energy Fundamentals

Module 1.2 provides fundamentals understanding of the solar energy and how this energy can make electricity.

Learning objectives module 1.2

Learning Objective 1

The student can explain how the sun produces enormous amounts of energy through fusion, and how we use radiant energy that travels through space to the Earth.

Learning Objective 2

The student can give examples of how solar power is a clean, renewable energy source that can help us reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

Learning Objective 3

The student can use a photovoltaic (PV) cell technology to demonstrate how it converts radiant energy from the sun into electricity.

Learning Objective 4

The student can explain how increasing the amount of light hitting a solar panel increases the amount of electricity it generates and how the angle of a solar panel to the light affects the amount of electricity it generates.

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