The solar panels you use in this experiment produce a relatively small amount of power—only enough to light up a single LED or quietly play a song. What if you want more power? Do you think you could connect multiple solar panels together? How would you do this? In this experiment you will explore different ways of connecting solar panels.
Measure the power output of one, two, and three solar panels with an Energy Sensor.
Build series and parallel circuits.
Use data-collection software to calculate mean (average) values.
Sensors and Equipment
This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.