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How different angles of incidence of solar rays impact the performance of a solar cell.Featured science projectScience project video

Observation

The results show that the solar cell mounted perpendicular to the sunlight has the highest power output and this output continues to decline as the angle reduces to zero.

Use the below graph to plot the results in the above table.

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Complexity level:
5
Project cost ($):
60
Time required:
1 day to prepare, 1 hour for experiment
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