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  • Middle School - Grades 7-9
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Analyzing Solar Cell Efficiency When Using a Sun Tracker [E]
    Investigate solar homes economic efficiency - how much money it would cost, and how much money we would save over a period of 5, 10 and 20 years. [E] [E]
    Compare solar-powered lighter-than-air technology to rechargeable electric battery and gasoline power systems for cost efficiency and calculate potential utility. [E]
    Test if a simple solar panel steering system might improve panel energy production enough to reduce the overall system cost by requiring fewer panels. [E] [E]
    Efficient concentrators for solar battery chargers that can keep the cost down by reducing the area of solar cells [E]
    Build a homemade solar cell and compare its efficiency to a commercial cell [E] [E] [E] [E]
    Using Water as a Coolant to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency [E]
    V-Groove Solar Cell and Mirror Arrangement for Efficiency Enhancement [E]
    Improving the Efficiency of a Photovoltaic Solar Panel using Flexible Thin-Film Solar Cells [E]
    Will the use of lenses improve the efficiency of a solar panel? [E] [E] [P]
    Compare solar-powered lighter-than-air technology to rechargeable electric battery and gasoline power systems for cost efficiency and calculate potential utility. [E]
    Test various materials in a solar water panel, to see which materials would absorb the most heat to make it the most efficient. [E]
    Find out the efficiency of collecting, storing, and reproducing solar energy to produce artificial light. [E]
    Evaluate how much more efficiently water could be heated by adding electrical energy generated by solar radiation (photovoltaic cells) to a homemade solar water heater. [E]
    Which is more efficient: fuel cells or solar cells? [E]
    Solar or methanol fuel cells - which is more efficient? [E] [E]

    Efficient concentrators for solar battery chargers that can keep the cost down by reducing the area of solar cells [E]
    Renewable Energy Cost & Efficiency Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    High School - Grades 10-12
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Test Photovoltaic Cells vs. Solar Thermal Energy (Stirling Engines) Efficiency [E] [E] [E]
    Can a passive-active photovoltaic micro-tracking orientation system be designed to increase efficiency and decrease cost? [P]
    A new low-cost nanowire solar cell was constructed using environmentally-friendly synthesis, and a new tool was designed for rapid characterization. [E]
    Reducing The Photovoltaic Cost by Using Multijunction Concentrator Solar Cells [E]
    Emulate phototropic qualities in plants to increase the efficiency of photovoltaic panels. [E]
    Renewable Energy Cost & Efficiency Science Fair Projects & Experiments
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