Solar Energy Resources

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.

These resources are copyright and not for commercial publication. Anyone who wishes to publish this material should contact UNSW Faculty of Engineering 61 (0)2 96624240.


  • 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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