The teaching system for application-oriented teaching and learning of
the basics of photovoltaic energy technology
The success and worldwide spread of photovoltaic energy technology will offer
young people a wide range of attractive career opportunities in the future. In
addition to the need to develop new, environmentally friendly energy sources,
climate protection activities in particular will greatly increase the demand for
solar technology specialists.
Pedagogical findings show that learning success is most efficient when
learners are able to deal with the subject matter in a holistic way in theory
and practice! This was the basic conviction behind the development of the "Solar
Power Case". The knowledge offered in the test instructions can be immediately
tested in practical experiments. The design and selection of the experiments
were based on the knowledge requirements and practical experience of solar
The experiments with the solar power case are structured in such a way that
students will also have a sense of achievement. The construction and storage
system, which has been well thought out for the school, offers each component
its own fixed place in the case. This relieves teachers and students of the
burden of using the system and guarantees a long service life for the teaching
and learning system.
With the solar power case, both the teacher can present the technology in
theory and practice and students and groups of students can acquire the
practical basic knowledge of photovoltaics largely independently! The
experiments enable application- and experience-oriented learning!
Own school projects can be planned with the solar power case and presented
for decision-making processes, for example for solar display case lighting or
mains-independent equipment room lighting, etc. In addition to the direct use in
class, parents, other schoolmates and visitors can be informed about the
application possibilities of photovoltaics at school festivals and project days
by pupils with the solar power case.
Understanding photovoltaics simply and quickly
The solar power case can be used both by the teacher as a teaching system and
by the student as a learning system. The Solar Power Case enables pupils in
action-oriented project lessons to understand the connection between the energy
source sun and energy conversion and use on the basis of photovoltaics.
The case should also help to make it clear to the pupils that there are
possibilities of alternative energy sources.
Excellent didactic material
The elaborately designed experiment instructions are divided into information
sheets, task sheets, worksheets and solution sheets.