Submitted by: Dr-Ing.Paul Christiani GmbH & Co KG
Implemented country: Germany
Title: Gaining experience with photovoltaic current
With the help of the Solar Current Suitcase, students can gain experience with photovoltaic energy. They learn about the structure of a solar cell, creating a simple circuit, garden shed lighting, and alarm systems. The Suitcase provides worksheets on the topic as well. The idea behind the Solar Current Suitcase is to acquaint young people with renewable energy sources via their own experience. Experimental handling of photovoltaic current is aimed to positively affect retention and motivation to act on the part of the students and to pass their enthusiasm about the technology on to parents, siblings and friends.