What Are Solar Panels? - Photovoltaic Solar Cells and Solar Thermal Electric Generation


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Solar panels can best be described as _____.

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1. Which of the following is TRUE of solar thermal energy?

2. What is the function of a parabolic trough?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will help you have a better understanding of information relating to solar panels. Specific details include facts on the composition of these panels along with a description and analysis of the process required to convert the sun's energy into electricity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet test you on:

  • A type of solar thermal collector
  • Devices that convert sunlight into electricity
  • A description of a a solar panel
  • Storing heat energy
  • Solar thermal energy

Skills Practiced

The questions found in the quiz and worksheet will measure the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related What Are Solar Panels? lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as solar panel and solar thermal collector
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about storing heat energy

Additional Learning

To fully comprehend the material, be sure to review the associated lesson called What Are Solar Panels? - Photovoltaic Solar Cells and Solar Thermal Electric Generation. You can work on the following objectives with this lesson:

  • Discover the various devices that convert sunlight into electricity
  • Identify the types of solar thermal collectors
  • Know how thermal energy is stored
  • Identify the components of a solar panel
  • Understand the process of collecting, converting and storing energy from the sun