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Integrating Commercial Solar Panels in the Physics Curriculum
written by Nicole L. Ackerman, Amy J. Lovell, Meghan Franklin, Rebecca Cupp, Yijun (Emma) Wan, Victoria Wood, Conner Day, and Eli Whisnant
Agnes Scott College has a significant number of sustainability initiatives, including a hydrogeothermal HVAC system and five solar photovoltaic arrays. The Physics and Astronomy department is in the process of integrating alternative energy into our curriculum and public outreach activities. During Laboratory Physics (PHY311), two student teams pursued self-designed projects to model the efficiency of the 6kW solar array installed at a fixed tilt on the flat roof of the college Observatory. During the summer of 2015, two student research scholars constructed a movable mount and data acquisition system for a stand alone panel identical to those on the roof, to allow control and recording of individual variables such as sun angle, temperature, and other weather conditions. In future years, students will learn about the solar panels in Analog Electronics (PHY242) and present solar power to K-12 school groups touring our Observatory.
2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College
Part of the BFY Conference series
College Park, MD: July 22-24, 2015
Pages 4-7
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BFY 2015, Experiments, Photovoltaic cells, Sustainability
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N. Ackerman, A. Lovell, M. Franklin, R. Cupp, Y. Wan, V. Wood, C. Day, and E. Whisnant, presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, 2015, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13793&DocID=4213).
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N. Ackerman, A. Lovell, M. Franklin, R. Cupp, Y. Wan, V. Wood, C. Day, and E. Whisnant, Integrating Commercial Solar Panels in the Physics Curriculum, presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, 2015, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13793&DocID=4213>.
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Ackerman, N., Lovell, A., Franklin, M., Cupp, R., Wan, Y., Wood, V., Day, C., & Whisnant, E. (2015, July 22-24). Integrating Commercial Solar Panels in the Physics Curriculum. Paper presented at 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD. Retrieved June 22, 2017, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13793&DocID=4213
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Ackerman, N, A. Lovell, M. Franklin, R. Cupp, Y. Wan, V. Wood, C. Day, and E. Whisnant. "Integrating Commercial Solar Panels in the Physics Curriculum." Paper presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, July 22-24, 2015. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13793&DocID=4213 (accessed 22 June 2017).
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Ackerman, Nicole, Amy Lovell, Meghan Franklin, Rebecca Cupp, Yijun (Emma) Wan, Victoria Wood, Conner Day, and Eli Whisnant. "Integrating Commercial Solar Panels in the Physics Curriculum." 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College. College Park, MD: 2015. 4-7 of BFY Conference. 22 June 2017 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13793&DocID=4213>.
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