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View Resource How to Make a Solar Power Generator

This is good for an individual/class project. Using parts easily available from the internet (see helpful links) and your local stores, you can make a small solar power generator for $250 to $300. Great for power failures and life outside the power grid. Power your computer, modem, vcr, tv, cameras, lights, or DC appliances anywhere you go. Use in cabins, boats, tents, archaeological digs, or...

View Resource How I Built An Electricity Producing Solar Panel

This site has step-by-step instructions on how to build a solar panel with parts from the hardware store and e-bay. This is good for an individual or class project.

View Resource Learning About Renewable Energy

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development and their mission is focused on advancing the U.S. Department of Energy's energy goals. As part of their mission, NREL provides educational and informational tools on their website and it is a great source of information on renewable energy basics....

View Resource Photovoltaic Systems

This module is intended to help students to understand photovoltaic technology and its applications. The module could be used when students are studying energy technologies. A group of students might study this module, while others were studying other technologies. Then each group could prepare a report on their findings, for presentation to the rest of the class.

View Resource Solar Thermal Energy: BTU or Bust

This lesson plan from the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) will allow students the opportunity to design, build, test and evaluate a solar energy heating device that will raise the temperature of a pound of water sealed in a PVC pipe to the highest BTU level without damaging the cylinder. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in....

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