Concentrated Solar Power

The seventh segment in an eight-part unit promotes the idea of concentrating the sun to increase the power of a photovoltaic panel. Pupils learn about devices used such as reflectors or lenses.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create groups to research different large solar array systems to find out how they concentrate the sun
  • Delve deeper into the concept of concentrating solar power by reviewing the reference material directly
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with how people can manipulate photovoltaic panels to increase their efficiency
Pros

  • The resource includes answers to discussion questions you can expect from participants
  • Includes additional videos that show some emerging technology for concentrating solar power
Cons

  • None
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