Maximum Power Point

Investigate the maximum power output of a photovoltaic panel with a lesson that introduces the class to the maximum power point. Individuals learn how to determine the maximum power point of a solar panel by using Ohm's law and the power equation. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class research more about Ohm's law
  • Graph the data in Table 1 as a graph to verify the maximum power point shown in the table
Classroom Considerations

  • It is beneficial if the class has an understanding of electricity
  • The fifth in a series of eight related resources
Pros

  • The handout provides the needed information in a nice format
  • Includes assessment strategies to use throughout the lesson
Cons

  • There is not a clear explanation of an instructional strategy to use
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