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Data Curriculum

Picture of PV component.

Data Activity 1
"Solar Powered System"


This activity introduces the basic components of a photovoltaic (solar electric) system.

Picture of sun shining on PV panel.

Data Activity 2
"We've Got the Power"


The relationship between irradiance and the DC power output of a photovoltaic system is explored in this activity.

Picture of sun shining on PV panel.

Data Activity 3
"Good Day Sunshine"


Learn how weather and location affects the number of sun hours in a day. This activity explores irradiance and irradiation.

Picture of sun shining on PV panel.

Data Activity 4
"$olar $avings"


Explore how a PV system can provide energy cost-savings to your school.

 

Daily Stats for
Optimum System Performance

Picture of an electrical plug. AC Energy Generated 51.41 kWh
Picture of a piggy bank. Dollars Saved $6.17
Picture of a carbon-based power plant. Carbon Saved 67.85 lbs

Diagram of "How a Grid-Connected Battery Backup PV System Works."

Diagram of "How a Grid-Connected Battery Backup PV System Works."
 

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