Solar energy quiz

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20 questions
• Q1
How much solar energy reaches the Earth's surface at any given moment?
1.73 terawatts
17,300 terawatts
173 terawatts
173,000 terawatts
30s
• Q2
Who discovered the photovoltaic effect?
French physicist Edmond Becquerel
American physicist Enrico Fermi
German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
Italian physicist Alessandro Volta
30s
• Q3
What does the word photovoltaic mean?
Solar-energy
Light-electricity
Light-cells
Sun-powered
30s
• Q4
What are the most common photovoltaic cells used today?
Organic cells
Polymer cells
Crystalline silicon cells
Plastic cells
30s
• Q5
Roughly how much did the cost of PV solar panels decrease between 2008 and 2015?
40%
20%
60%
80%
30s
• Q6
Which of these is NOT considered a "soft cost" of solar power?
Permits
Connection fees
Labor
Solar panels
30s
• Q7
What form of energy do concentrating solar power technologies use to generate electricity?
Static
Thermal
Chemical
Magnetic
30s
• Q8
Which of the following is NOT a technology used in concentrating solar power?
Linear fresnel
Power tower
Parabolic trough
Cathode ray tube
30s
• Q9
A module in a solar panel refers to
Series arrangement of solar cells.
Parallel arrangement of solar cells.
d. None of the above.
Series and parallel arrangement of solar cells.
30s
• Q10
The efficiency of the solar cell is about
20-25 %
55-60 %
13-15 %
30-40 %
30s
• Q11
The output of the solar cell is of the order
d. 10.25 W
1.0 W
0.5 W
5.0 W
30s
• Q12
What is the maximum possible output of a solar array?
300 W/m2
250 W/m2
b. 100 W/m2
500 W/m2
30s
• Q13
The current density of a photo voltaic cell ranges from
20 – 40 mA/cm2
40 – 50 mA/cm2
60 – 100 mA/cm2
10 – 20 mA/cm2
30s
• Q14
Reflector mirrors used for exploiting the solar energy are called
Mantle
Heliostats
Diffusers
Ponds
30s
• Q15
GoI has approved solar plan to double capacity to?
20,000 MW
50,000 MW
30,000 MW
40,000 MW
30s

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