Renewable Energy Kit

Product Code: SE-7611

Description

With the renewable energy kit 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.


What’s Included

  • 6x Long turbine blades
  • 6x Short turbine blades
  • 6x STEM adapters for student designed blades
  • 2x Towers
  • 1x Weighted base
  • 1x Nacelle with generator
  • 1x 1 W Solar Cell
  • 1x LED
  • 2x Patch Cords

Required Accessories

1x Wireless Voltage Sensor PS-3211
1x Wireless Current Sensor PS-3212

Recommended Accessories

PASPORT Weather Anemometer Sensor PS-2174
Wireless Light Sensor PS-3213

Also Available

Renewable Energy Bundle PS-7612

Experiments

11 SPARKlabs with Student Activity PDFs English 58.25 MB

Documents

Renewable Energy Kit Manual  English  779.42 KB