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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 "maximum power point" at which their photovoltaic cell operates."

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