Vocabulary

solar panel =un solaire; A solar panel makes solar energy by using the photons from the sun.

solar energy =l'energie solaire; Solar energy is made with the photons from the sun. It is an efficient form of energy.

electron = un électron; the negative particle(s) in an atom

tilt angle = l'inclinaison; the degree of change in the position of an object

electrical current = le courant électrique; the movement/flow of electric charge

to store = shocker; this is when the cells take in energy but don't use it right away and so they store the energy

PV(photovoltaic) cell = élément photovoltaïque; a device that converts solar energy into electricty

watt = un watt; SI unit of power, equivalent to one joule per second, and equal to the power in a circuit in which a current of one ampere flows across a potential difference of one volt

volt = un volt; SI unit of potential difference and electromotive force, defined as the difference of electric potential between two points of a conductor carrying a constant current of one ampere, the power dissipated between these points is equal to one watt

solar array = a large group of connected solar panels for capturing sunlight

LED= une LED; An LED is a light that is very efficient. It has white light and a life of 50,000 hours. We believe that we are going to use this light for the students at Burkina Faso.

Materials




How to make a solar lantern