US Dept. of Energy/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
4.5 Electricity generation.
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
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- While not comprehensive coverage of the subject, this video can be used as an introduction to the two primary ways solar energy is harnessed to generate electricity.
About the Science
- Describes how solar power is harnessed in simple and understandable terms.
- The video focuses on strengths of solar power but does not address limitations or weaknesses.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Easy-to-understand narration and visuals about two types of solar energy technology. Applications of the technology are also discussed.
- Educators will need to expand upon the scientific concepts directly and indirectly presented in the video, i.e. energy capacity and storage, how pv panels work, etc.
- Can be used in conjunction with other CLEAN-selected solar energy activities and resources.
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