ERIC Number: EJ887952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
An Introduction to Solar Cells
Feldman, Bernard J.
Physics Teacher, v48 n5 p306-308 May 2010
Most likely, solar cells will play a significant role in this country's strategy to address the two interrelated issues of global warming and dependence on imported oil. The purpose of this paper is to present an explanation of how solar cells work at an introductory high school, college, or university physics course level. The treatment presented here will be qualitative and somewhat simplified, in order to reach the desired audience; references are provided for a more detailed and mathematically sophisticated treatment. It is hoped that this paper will, in a small way, motivate students to learn more about this technology, so critical to the energy and environmental future of this country.
Descriptors: Physics, Energy, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Conservation (Environment), Secondary School Science, College Science, High Schools, Energy Conservation, Natural Resources
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A