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.