Didactic learning material about the solar fan

Learning goals

Generating energy from renewable energy sources. From radiant energy (solar energy) to electrical energy (electricity).
Factors that influence solar electricity production.
Optimising solar systems.
Series wiring, parallel wiring

Prior knowledge
Electrical circuits


We will be investigating solar energy using a functional photovoltaic model, and researching about alternative types of energy generation in the context of renewable energy.

Time required

Approximately 45 minutes will be allotted to complete the tasks.

Solar fan model tasks

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Solar fan model solutions

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