Explore photovoltaics

Authors: Stefanie Mayer and Florian Lesch
Status: Aug 2021

In order to be able to meet the world's energy needs in the future, the majority of energy production must be converted to renewable energies. Among the various methods of generating regenerative energy, photovoltaics is so far the only one capable of converting sunlight directly into electrical energy.

How exactly this physical process works, which contributing factors play a role and how the energy generation process can be optimized can be worked out by students with this module.

flexible designable
from 8th grade onwards

PDF-document with scientific background on the topic and activities.