Below are some files taken from the UNSW Key Centre for Photovoltaic Engineering "Solar Cells" booklet which appear useful for the
new 2007 Physics
syllabus. There are some good stimulus ideas for Extended Experimental Investigations.
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Experiment 1 - Lambert's Law and the Bright Sky
Experiment 2 - Solar Cell I-V Curve
Experiment 3 - Mirror Reflectivity - an absolute measurement
Experiment 4 - Solar Motor - build a simple motor and test it
Experiment 5 - Solar Compass - a device for tracking the sun
Experiment 6 - Solar Array - tracking and fixed
Experiment 7 - Hydrogen - electrolysis of water using a solar cell
Experiment 8 - Sun Logger - data acquisition system made by Pacific Solar (software not included)
Quantum Physics, Semiconductors and Solar Cells - by Prof. Martin Green, UNSW
Understanding the p-n Junction - by Dr Alistair Sproul, KCPE, UNSW Publication details - of the Solar Cells booklet
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