Title

Does Wavelength Affect Solar Photovoltaic Efficiency?

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Solar panels are one of many ways to cleanly produce energy. If the light filter is Ultraviolet (UV) bandpass then the photovoltaic (PV) panel will produce more energy because UV is on the higher end of the spectrum. In the experiment the IR filter was tested first with a control panel directly next to it and 5 tests were conducted. Then all the color filters (Blue, Green and Blue) were tested 5 times for each. And lastly, the UV filter was tested 5 times. The orange color filter is the closest to the control, followed by the blue, and then the green filter. It appears that a wave length between 600 nm to 700 nm is the best for the panel. According to these results the higher the wavelength gets over 700 nm the lower the voltage gets. The same thing happens when the wavelength gets below 600 nm. One filter that could be tested is one that limits the wavelength to only the 600 nm to 700 nm range.

Location

HSS 214

Start Date

4-2-2022 9:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 9:30 AM

Does Wavelength Affect Solar Photovoltaic Efficiency?

HSS 214

Solar panels are one of many ways to cleanly produce energy. If the light filter is Ultraviolet (UV) bandpass then the photovoltaic (PV) panel will produce more energy because UV is on the higher end of the spectrum. In the experiment the IR filter was tested first with a control panel directly next to it and 5 tests were conducted. Then all the color filters (Blue, Green and Blue) were tested 5 times for each. And lastly, the UV filter was tested 5 times. The orange color filter is the closest to the control, followed by the blue, and then the green filter. It appears that a wave length between 600 nm to 700 nm is the best for the panel. According to these results the higher the wavelength gets over 700 nm the lower the voltage gets. The same thing happens when the wavelength gets below 600 nm. One filter that could be tested is one that limits the wavelength to only the 600 nm to 700 nm range.