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How Solar Panels Work Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
What does PV stand for?Correct
Yep. That was a lob.Incorrect
Ouch! That would be photovoltaic.
Question 2 of 10
What does the term “doping” mean in relation to solar panel construction?Correct
BRRRRR! Wrong answer. The correct answer is the process of adding impurities to the silicon such as boron and phosphorous.
Question 3 of 10
What does the “p” and “n” stand for in p-n junctions?Correct
You got it!Incorrect
Nope. It stands for positive and negative.
Question 4 of 10
What type of electrical current do solar panels initially produce?Correct
Sorry. It’s DC (direct current). An inverter converts it to usable AC.
Question 5 of 10
Which direction should solar panels be facing if one lives in the northern hemisphere?Correct
Solar panels in the northern hemisphere are optimal when facing south.
Question 6 of 10
What term is used to identify a collection of solar modules?Correct
Actually, its called an array.
Question 7 of 10
If you want to power DC appliances with solar, what is needed?Correct
It’s a controller. This regulates the DC output and stores excess energy in a battery.
Question 8 of 10
What is not required of your rooftop PV system?Correct
The correct answer is a tracker. These are what adjust the tilt of your panels according to season. While this is useful for ground and pole mounted systems, your rooftop panels will work just fine in a fixed position.
Question 9 of 10
What is the practice of adjusting the amount you owe on your power bill based on how much power you feed back to the grid?Correct
Sure your’re right!Incorrect
The correct answer is net metering.
Question 10 of 10
What is the typical solar installation in watts for the average homeowner?Correct
Nah! The average homeowner installs 5kw.