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Refined By: Agricultural and Environmental Technologies -- Energy technologies

Solar Kit Lessons

This website has 15 lesson plans in solar energy developed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The lesson plans include the following topics: solar cell inquiry, sunshine timer, parts of a solar panel I, parts of a solar panel II, build a simple ammeter, solar-powered battery charger, positioning solar panels I: explorations with tracking, positioning solar panels II:...
Lesson and Lab Activity with Photovoltaic Cells

This lesson and lab activity was created by Dan Delorme and introduces students to the history and theory of photovoltaic (PV) cells. A laboratory investigation follows the lesson and asks students to use PV cells to power operating circuits that will be constructed in order to perform simple tasks. This lesson and lab includes the following sections: Lesson on Photovoltaic Cells, Introduction, A...
Maximum Power Point: Principles of Optimizing Photovoltaic Cell Power Output

This lesson is adapted from PSU's GREATT lesson, Solar Power: The History, Chemistry, and Application of Photovoltaics. In this Maximum Power Point lesson, "students will investigate how to optimize the power output of a photovoltaic cell using a home-made gnomon stand. Data collected from students' investigations will be used to create current-voltage and power-voltage curves to determine the...
BMW Hydrogen Technology 3D Animation

This video is a tank and engine animation of the BMW Hydrogen 7 car. The video is 3 minutes and 18 seconds in length.
National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project

This is the homepage for the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project that offers energy information and programs for teachers and students. "Since its founding, NEED has kept its Kids Teaching Kids philosophy as a fundamental principle of NEED programming - encouraging students to explore, experiment, and engage, and encouraging teachers to embrace student leadership in the...
eERL: electronic Environmental and Energy Resources Library

The electronic Environmental and Energy Resources Library's (eERL) mission is to "be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students." The resources in this collection can be accessed through a search box on this page, or through the link to the eERL website. Resources are free to use and the collection...
Learning About Renewable Energy: Photovoltaics

This website provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides information on the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV). The website briefly describes research conducted by the NCPV and provides information on the Center's areas of focus.
Solar Energy Technology Programs: Photovoltaic

This web site provided by the Department of energy includes information on the SunShot Initiative's support of research and development of photovoltaic (PV) technologies. These technologies are intended to "improve efficiency and reliability and to lower manufacturing costs in order to drive down the cost of solar electricity." The site includes a short video describing SunShot Solar PV, links to...
Learning About Renewable Energy

This National Renewable Energy Laboratory website provides information about renewable energy. Topics include solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydrogen, and advanced vehicles and fuels.
Record-breaking Detector May Aid Nuclear Inspections

This article published on March 14, 2006, tells about the record-breaking detector that may aid in nuclear inspections. Scientists at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and demonstrated the world's most accurate gamma ray detector, which is expected to be useful eventually in verifying inventories of nuclear materials and detecting...
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