Title

Does Solar Panel Type Affect Battery Recarge Time?

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The goal of this project is to discover which fundamental type of solar panel is the best for solar photovoltaic systems using battery storage. This is important because if one type of solar panel is found to be superior, then it will encourage businesses and homeowners to switch to full solar (no grid power usage). This will reduce the carbon footprint of the business or homeowner. This project will directly benefit solar companies, solar battery companies and solar customers. The plan for executing this project is to use three 60W solar panels, one for each panel type (monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and amorphous), and test each panel for around an hour to an hour and a half. After this time segment the battery percentage increases and the average light level is recorded. This test will be completed 5 times under 3 different light conditions (clear, partly cloudy and cloudy). The expected results for this experiment are for the amorphous (thin film) to be the best irregardless of the light condition. This project will be successful if one solar photovoltaic panel type is superior to other panel types.

Location

BS 202

Start Date

3-25-2023 9:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 25th, 9:45 AM

Does Solar Panel Type Affect Battery Recarge Time?

BS 202

The goal of this project is to discover which fundamental type of solar panel is the best for solar photovoltaic systems using battery storage. This is important because if one type of solar panel is found to be superior, then it will encourage businesses and homeowners to switch to full solar (no grid power usage). This will reduce the carbon footprint of the business or homeowner. This project will directly benefit solar companies, solar battery companies and solar customers. The plan for executing this project is to use three 60W solar panels, one for each panel type (monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and amorphous), and test each panel for around an hour to an hour and a half. After this time segment the battery percentage increases and the average light level is recorded. This test will be completed 5 times under 3 different light conditions (clear, partly cloudy and cloudy). The expected results for this experiment are for the amorphous (thin film) to be the best irregardless of the light condition. This project will be successful if one solar photovoltaic panel type is superior to other panel types.