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Nicolaidis, Nicolas C.; Hollott, Phoebe V.; Stanwell, Benjamin; Gill, Isaac A.; Bull, Justine E.; Bentsen, Sean; Iredale, Jason; Pappenfus, Ted M.; Dastoor, Paul C.; Feron, Krishna; Griffith, Matthew J.; Holmes, Natalie P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
An organic solar cell fabrication kit has been developed for demonstration in both undergraduate teaching classes and high school laboratories to promote the growing field of renewable energy and to facilitate empirical comprehension of solar technology. The laboratory focuses on fabricating organic photovoltaics (solar cells) and testing the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Secondary School Science
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Journal of Chemical Education, 1978
Describes an electroplating experiment which utilizes photovoltaic (solar) cells to drive the chemical reaction. (SL)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Energy, Instruction
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Rardin, Tina E.; Xu, Renmei – Journal of Technology Studies, 2011
There is a growing need for renewable energy sources, and solar power is a good option in many instances. Photovoltaic solar panels are now being manufactured via various methods, and different printing processes are being incorporated into the manufacturing process. Screen printing has been used most prevalently in the printing process to make…
Descriptors: Energy, Manufacturing, Printing
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St. Leger, Aaron – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2019
Contribution: A novel multidisciplinary undergraduate course on alternative energy (AE) engineering that addresses gaps in current AE education, provides hands on skills, and matches topical coverage with societal needs. Background: Resource depletion and emissions associated with burning fossil fuels have led to growing worldwide interest in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nontraditional Education
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Kishore, Padmini; Kisiel, James – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2013
Although studies examining student understanding of key concepts are common throughout the science education literature, few have examined science concepts linked to conservation or environmental issues such as global warming and alternative energy. How students make sense of these complex concepts has the potential to influence their role as…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts
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Pearce, Joshua M. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of the purchase power of the higher education system to catalyze the economy of scale necessary to ensure market competitiveness for solar photovoltaic electricity. Design/methodology/approach: The approach used here was to first determine the demand necessary to construct "Solar City…
Descriptors: Fuels, Energy, Manufacturing, Energy Conservation
Mori, Masayuki – PEB Exchange, 2007
Since 1997, several ministries in Japan have collaborated on an eco-school programme, which applies to both newly constructed and renovated school buildings, in an effort to make its schools more environmentally friendly. The programme equips school buildings with ecological features such as photovoltaic cells, solar thermal collectors, other new…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Energy, Foreign Countries, School Buildings
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Mickey, Charles D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Reviews information on solar radiation as an energy source. Discusses these topics: the key photovoltaic material; the bank theory of solids; conductors, semiconductors, and insulators; impurity semiconductors; solid-state photovoltaic cell operation; limitations on solar cell efficiency; silicon solar cells; cadmium sulfide/copper (I) sulfide…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Energy, Higher Education
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Perlin, John – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Discusses the reliability and versatility of using photovoltaics whereby solar cells convert sunlight directly into electricity. The growing concern of global warming promises to transform photovoltaics into a major energy producer. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Electricity, Global Warming, Higher Education, Physics
Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, DC. – 1978
This report discusses many of the economic and policy questions related to the widespread introduction of solar power, presents recent progress in developing solar technologies and advancing their economic feasibility, and reviews some recommendations that have been made for achieving the early introduction and sustained application of solar…
Descriptors: Economics, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education
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Bonsignore, Gaetano; Agnello, Simonpietro; Cannas, Marco; Gelardi, Franco; Gallitto, Aurelio Agliolo – Physics Teacher, 2020
Energy consumption in the world is increasing more and more due to the huge energy request coming from emerging countries such as China, India, etc. To face the challenge of sustainability, a solution may be the use of solar energy, since it is the most abundant renewable energy source on Earth. The electromagnetic energy coming from the Sun can…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Energy, Sustainability, Energy Conservation
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Arguel, P.; Massiot, I. – Physics Education, 2020
Today, solar cells are very familiar to the broad public, and everyone has noticed their particular geometry resembling a square with rounded-off corners. However, the rationale behind this geometry is little known. This paper presents a precise study of the geometry of silicon solar cells and its evolution since their appearance in the early…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Geometry, Correlation
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Chemical and Engineering News, 1980
Synthesis and polymerization of vinyl monomers that double as stabilizers against degradation of plastics by ultraviolet light has been accomplished. Potential applications include protection of photovoltaic cells in solar power plants. (Author/RE)
Descriptors: Chemical Bonding, Chemical Industry, Light, Organic Chemistry
Auer, Herbert J. – 1985
This instructional manual contains 11 learning activity packets for use in a workshop on photovoltaic converters. The lessons cover the following topics: introduction; solar radiation--input for photovoltaic converters; photovoltaic cells; solar electric generator systems; characteristics of silicon cells; photovoltaic module source resistance;…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Course Content, Electricity, Equipment
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Aguilar, Horacio Munguía; Peña, Kassim José Mendoza – Physics Education, 2019
A simple and economical system that allows one to obtain the characteristic "I-V" curve in solar cells is presented. It is a computer-controlled system suitable as an instrumentation project for students who are learning about photovoltaic systems. This system is based on the use of an "R-3R" ladder circuit as a variable…
Descriptors: Physics, Energy, Electromechanical Technology, Science Experiments
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