National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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- Use this video and the other information on the NREL site as a starting point for student research on different renewable energy technologies.
About the Science
- Most of the video footage is from the NREL laboratories and features scientists who are actively involved in research and development of photovoltaic systems.
- Comments from expert scientist: Though Silicon is the second most abundant material on earth, it is not cheap to be purified. So although abundant silicon solar cells are cheap to produce.
About the Pedagogy
- The video is embedded into the NREL page on learning about photovoltaics.
- A variety of scientists and engineers are featured and specific terms are well explained.
- A good introductory video to Photovoltaic and a lead into a solar or renewable energy unit.
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