Solar Cell Straws
Produced by Solar Spark, this is a simple practical activity that can be used to show how a solar photovoltaic cell works. During a 45-60 minute session, students make solar cells out of cheap and readily accessible materials. The mechanism behind the solar cell is similar to that used in a dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC) but uses different electrolyte and electrode materials to demonstrate the concept.
The activity can be used to illustrate:
• energy conversions
• electricity, electrolysis
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