Solar Cells and Light Absorption
Produced by Solar Spark, this activity looks at the relationship between light and absorption in solar cells. Using a photovoltaic cell and different colour acetate sheets, it demonstrates the ability of solar cells to absorb at different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum and shows how the more it can absorb, the more power it produces.
This activity can be used to demonstrate:
• photovoltaic cells
• electromagnetic spectrum
• light waves and the visible spectrum
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