Science 9: Solar Power
Solar Installations at Rockridge School
Our solar panels are hooked up to a monitoring system you can view online. Find out when our production has been high and low, and how much energy the 15 panels on our school roof produce on any given day, week or month by going to the Enlighten website.
Solar Installations Around the World
Compare our production with other installations and find out where individuals and businesses are producing solar power using Enphase technology. View the interactive map.
How Do Solar Panels Work???
Check an Encyclopedia
"Solar cell, also called photvolatic cell: any device that directly converts the energy in light into electrical energy through the photvolatic effect... (Read More )
Source Citation:"solar cell." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2012. Web. 24 Feb. 2012.<http://school.eb.com/eb/article-9106046>.
Check Reliable Websites
For a simple explanation of how solar energy is collected and distributed, go to "Energy Kids" published by the US Energy Information Administration
Conduct Your Own Research
Use the GVRL search box (below) to find more information about how solar power works, its pros and cons in the book Alternative Energy. Or search using the Global Issues in Context box (below) for reference and news articles on solar power and photovolatic cells.