Product details

Voltage and current of a solar cell - Influence of surface area and lighting

Voltage and current of a solar cell - Influence of surface area and lighting

Item no.: P9502160

Difficulty Expenditure of Time wishlist print
€1,917.30 excl. VAT
€2,281.59 incl. VAT
excl. Shipping Cost
  • Description
  • Scope of Supply
  • Downloads and Documents

Principle

Solar cells convert solar energy into electrical energy. The voltage or current that can be reached at maximum determine their areas of application. The maximum voltage of a solar cell is the open-circuit voltage U0 at which there is no resistance in the circuit (resistance = ). The maximum current is the short-circuit current IK. It is reached when the resistance is zero, i.e. when there is only a wire ("shortcircuit") in the circuit. During this experiment, the open-circuit voltage and the short-circuit current are examined as a function of the illuminated surface area of a solar cell. Then, the solar cell is moved on the board in order to change the light intensity and to determine the two quantities once again.

Benefits

  • Part of a system solution - Easily expandable for further experiments
  • easy teaching by using the demo board for demonstration
  • Simplified implementation: all pre-settings already prepared

Follow us on
Facebook YouTube
PHYWE - excellence in science
  • 0
  •