How Solar Energy Works

TCAT Knoxville Knoxville
Knoxville TCAT Knoxville 1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN
  • 05/07/2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (EST)
  • Free
    • Grades 6-8
    • Grades 9-12

About this event

Using a solar trainer and a volt meter students will participate in a hands on interactive demonstration of how photovoltaic solar panels work. Presentation is intended for ages 10 and above.

Everyone knows what solar panels do, but what is the science behind how they work? We will explore the chemical makeup of solar panels and the parts needed to make a simple solar power system for a home or cabin. Lastly, remake learners will use voltmeter to track the path of light transformed to DC electricity to stored energy to AC electricity!!


  • Event Type
    In Person
  • Date(s)
    1. May 7 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (EST)
  • Cost
  • Age Group(s)
    • Grades 6-8
    • Grades 9-12
  • Professional development opportunity
  • Accessibility Accommodations
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Handicapped parking



TCAT Knoxville
  • 1100 Liberty Street
  • Knoxville, TN 37919
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