Alternative Energy Technology

Alternative Energy Technology October through mid-December-participants will design and build a solar-powered cart. Hands-on activities will include building chasses and photovoltaic solar arrays. In conducting these

investigations, participants will develop technical skills like soldering, reading schematics, and cutting and gluing wood. Participants will also learn to calculate the number of solar cells needed to provide a desired output, to design a photovoltaic solar array by connecting photovoltaic cells in series and parallel to provide the desired electrical energy output and they will enhance their scientific skills in designing and conducting experiments.