The Solar Power Case - Understanding photovoltaics quickly and easily
After the Generator Bike, the Solar Power Case forms the second stage of Christiani's overall didactic concept in the field of renewable energies. Instead of muscle power, the Solar Power Case lets the sun work for you.
The construction of the case and the connection of the modules is an easy and playful introduction to electrical and solar technology. The charging of a rechargeable battery by means of a charge controller, the installation of a motion detector and the first voltage and current measurements, along with the construction of simple circuits, bring the first feelings of success. With the solar power suitcase, 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!
School projects can be planned and presented for decision-making processes with the solar power case, 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.
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 experts.
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.
- The electric circuit: Understand the system with an energy source, cables and consumer modules
- The energy accumulator: The link between the charging circuit and the consumer circuit
- The solar power system: Understand the individual functions and roles of the components
- Energy efficiency: Investigate ways of optimising the components in an electric circuit
- The project: Design, build and test an entire solar-powered off-grid system
- The experience: Operate an alarm system using solar power (design, construct and test)
- The transfer: Planning other projects for solar power at the school
- All general education schools, from approx. age 9 (primary, middle and secondary schools of all kinds)
- Vocational colleges
- Company and industry training centres (training and further education)
- Unions and associations
- Functional case
- Photovoltaic module
- Lead gel battery 12 V, 4.5 Ah with car fuse
- Motion detector
- Consumer (low voltage socket, lamp socket E27)
- Charge controller
- Generator connection (voltmeter)
- Schottky diode
- Battery charger
- 12 V light bulb
- 12 V energy saving lamp
- 12 V LED lamp
- 15x red MC cable
- 15x blue MC cable
- 3x replacement fuse 7.5 A
- Dimensions (hxwxd in cm): 45 x 83 x 20
- Weight: 16,86 kg