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Variables Affecting Solar Panel Output

Experiment #19 from Renewable Energy with Vernier

Education Level
High School


In this experiment, you will experiment with a small solar panel to explore factors that affect the power output of the panel.


  • Use an energy sensor to measure current and voltage output.
  • Explore variables that affect solar panel power output.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following sensors and equipment. Additional equipment may be required.

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