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ERIC Number: EJ941352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
A Didactic Experiment and Model of a Flat-Plate Solar Collector
Gallitto, Aurelio Agliolo; Fiordilino, Emilio
Physics Education, v46 n3 p312-317 May 2011
We report on an experiment performed with a home-made flat-plate solar collector, carried out together with high-school students. To explain the experimental results, we propose a model that describes the heating process of the solar collector. The model accounts quantitatively for the experimental data. We suggest that solar-energy topics should be included in school programmes to give students the opportunity to gain experience with solar energy and increase their awareness of the benefits that can be obtained from this remarkable and renewable energy source. (Contains 5 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy