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Observation

The results show that the solar cell with the lowest temperature (fan cooled) had the highest output power.

photovoltaic cell experiment
Use the graph below to plot the results in the above table.
photovoltaic cell experiment

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Complexity level:
6
Project cost ($):
120
Time required:
1 day to prepare, 1 hour for experiment
Material availability:
Solar cells may be purchased from a hobby store
Safety concerns:

Heat stroke, sunstroke, dehydration - be careful when working under the sun and have an adult supervise your experiment