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ERIC Number: EJ931173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Dust Affects Solar-Cell Efficiency
Molki, A.
Physics Education, v45 n5 p456-458 Sep 2010
Over the past two decades governmental agencies have played an integral role in the advancement of renewable energy education by providing useful information for educators and students. The effect of such efforts has encouraged primary and secondary educational institutions to introduce the subject of renewable energy within their science curricula. It is important for educators to demonstrate to students not only the benefits of renewable energy sources, but also their limitations. Therefore, a simple experiment is proposed that would allow science educators to demonstrate the effect of dust on the efficiency of photovoltaic cells in the classroom in a short period of time. This can lead to interesting in-class discussions about the limitations and appropriate choice of renewable energy sources, or result in student projects on how to address the problem. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates