PASCO Renewable Energy Bundle

Product Code: PS-7612

Description

This bundle includes the Renewable Energy Kit and two sensors. Students can investigate key concepts around energy transformation and factors that affect the efficiency of wind turbines and solar (photovoltaic) cells. The setup is easy and can be done in the classroom or lab for fast results.

Using PASCO sensors for voltage and current, students can explore the following concepts:

  • Effect of angle, light intensity, and temperature of solar cell output
  • Calculating solar cell and wind turbine efficiency
  • The effect of number of blades, length, pitch, and shape on wind turbine power output
  • Energy transformation, power curves, and efficiency

After exploring these concepts, students will be challenged to create a design for either solar or wind power that maximizes energy output under a given set of conditions. This is a great way to leverage the knowledge they’ve acquired for an engineering design challenge and bring STEM into your classroom.


Lab Activities and Experiments

11 SPARKlabs with Student Activity PDFs English 58.25 MB

What’s Included

Software Required

This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »

Connectivity Options

This product can connect directly to your computer or device with the following technologies. No Interface required. See the following guide for details regarding device compatibility: Wireless Bluetooth Product Compatibility »

Supporting Documents

Renewable Energy Kit Manual English 779.42 KB
Wireless Current Sensor Manual English 620.25 KB
Wireless Voltage Sensor Manual English 483.19 KB

 

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