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Solar energy quiz

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20 questions
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  • Q1
    How much solar energy reaches the Earth's surface at any given moment?
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    1.73 terawatts
    17,300 terawatts
    173 terawatts
    173,000 terawatts
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  • Q2
    Who discovered the photovoltaic effect?
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    French physicist Edmond Becquerel
    American physicist Enrico Fermi
    German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
    Italian physicist Alessandro Volta
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  • Q3
    What does the word photovoltaic mean?
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    Solar-energy
    Light-electricity
    Light-cells
    Sun-powered
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  • Q4
    What are the most common photovoltaic cells used today?
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    Organic cells
    Polymer cells
    Crystalline silicon cells
    Plastic cells
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  • Q5
    Roughly how much did the cost of PV solar panels decrease between 2008 and 2015?
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    40%
    20%
    60%
    80%
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  • Q6
    Which of these is NOT considered a "soft cost" of solar power?
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    Permits
    Connection fees
    Labor
    Solar panels
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  • Q7
    What form of energy do concentrating solar power technologies use to generate electricity?
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    Static
    Thermal
    Chemical
    Magnetic
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  • Q8
    Which of the following is NOT a technology used in concentrating solar power?
    Linear fresnel
    Power tower
    Parabolic trough
    Cathode ray tube
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  • 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.
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  • Q10
    The efficiency of the solar cell is about
    20-25 %
    55-60 %
    13-15 %
    30-40 %
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  • Q11
    The output of the solar cell is of the order
    d. 10.25 W
    1.0 W
    0.5 W
    5.0 W
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  • Q12
    What is the maximum possible output of a solar array?
    300 W/m2
    250 W/m2
    b. 100 W/m2
    500 W/m2
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  • 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
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  • Q14
    Reflector mirrors used for exploiting the solar energy are called
    Mantle
    Heliostats
    Diffusers
    Ponds
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  • Q15
    GoI has approved solar plan to double capacity to?
    20,000 MW
    50,000 MW
    30,000 MW
    40,000 MW
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  • Q16
    For the first time, solar panels have been installed on which Indian warship?
    INS Kaveri
    INS Vikrant
    INS Viraat
    INS Sarvekshak
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  • Q17
    Where is the world's biggest solar park?
    Mumbai
    Shanghai
    Qinghai
    Dubai
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  • Q18
    The amount of energy received in unit time on a unit area perpendicular to the sun’s direction at the mean distance of the earth from the sun is called ________
    Solar radiation
    Solar constant
    Air Mass
    Intensity of solar radiation
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  • Q19
    What is ‘n’ in the following solar intensity formula? I = Isc {1 + 0.033cos (360n/365)}
    The year
    Month of the year
    Week of the year
    Day of the year
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  • Q20
    The angle between the sun’s rays and a line perpendicular to the horizontal plane through angle the beam of the sun and vertical is called __________
    Altitude angle
    Solar Azimuth angle
    Declination
    Zenith angle
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