Title

Optimizing Solar Photovoltaic Electricity

Author(s)

Daisy WalshFollow

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Solar Panels are not as effective as theoretically possible. If different types of solar panels are tested in different conditions, then different voltage outputs will be observed. The solar panels (Monocrystalline, Ploycrystalline, and Thin film) were first tested inside with a heating lamp as a constant. Next, the solar panels were tested outside with different temperatures and sunlight presented. The panels were then tested on a makeshift roof with racks to hold the solar panels up. These racks will be changed in height to analyze if this difference will affect the voltage. The Natrally the more sun that is presented to the panels, the higher the panels voltage. Although, unexpectedly, The heating lamp made a higher voltage than the actual sun. So far, the polycrystalline is giving a higher percentage of voltage than the other two panels. Meaning different solar panels, in different weather conditions, will have different voltage outputs. Polycrystalline the highest, and Monocrystalline the lowest. The different tests planned for this experiment are as follows: more lift tests, testing different tiled roofs, and more weather conditions.

Location

HSS 214

Start Date

4-2-2022 9:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 9:45 AM

Optimizing Solar Photovoltaic Electricity

HSS 214

Solar Panels are not as effective as theoretically possible. If different types of solar panels are tested in different conditions, then different voltage outputs will be observed. The solar panels (Monocrystalline, Ploycrystalline, and Thin film) were first tested inside with a heating lamp as a constant. Next, the solar panels were tested outside with different temperatures and sunlight presented. The panels were then tested on a makeshift roof with racks to hold the solar panels up. These racks will be changed in height to analyze if this difference will affect the voltage. The Natrally the more sun that is presented to the panels, the higher the panels voltage. Although, unexpectedly, The heating lamp made a higher voltage than the actual sun. So far, the polycrystalline is giving a higher percentage of voltage than the other two panels. Meaning different solar panels, in different weather conditions, will have different voltage outputs. Polycrystalline the highest, and Monocrystalline the lowest. The different tests planned for this experiment are as follows: more lift tests, testing different tiled roofs, and more weather conditions.