Solar Energy

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 50

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Solar Energy Quizzes & Trivia

OBJECTIVE: Students will be able to describe the different parts of a solar panel and describe how it works to produce electricity.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A photovoltaic system:
    • A. 

      Converts AC to DC electricity.

    • B. 

      Can provide electricity to the grid.

    • C. 

      Uses a distribution panel to convert DC to AC electricity.

    • D. 

      Converts photons into protons.

  • 2. 
    Direct Current (DC) is electricity that:
    • A. 

      Moves in one direction.

    • B. 

      Moves forward and backward.

  • 3. 
    A semiconductor:
    • A. 

      Directly converts light energy into electrical energy.

    • B. 

      Has loosely bound electrons that flow easily when a voltage, or electrical pressure is applied.

    • C. 

      Has tightly bound electrons that cannot flow even when a strong electric voltage is applied.

    • D. 

      Turns into electrons that create a flow of electricity

  • 4. 
    Atoms in a ___________ bind their electrons somewhat more tightly than metals, but more loosely than insulators.   
  • 5. 
    Because silicon atoms hold their _____________ relatively tightly, the imbalance is maintained in the silicon crystal structure. 
  • 6. 
      An ______________ changes the direct current (DC) electricity from a photovoltaic array into alternating current (AC) for use with home appliances and possibly a utility grid. n
  • 7. 
      A _________   ________ divides the electrical power into circuits, while providing a protective fuse or circuit breaker for each circuit.  
  • 8. 
      _____________________ is composed of energy particles called photons.  
  • 9. 
    What is the sourse of almost all the energy on earth?
  • 10. 
    Photo in photovoltaics means ___________.