# How the Angle of a Solar Cell Effects the Voltage Produced

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How the Angle of a Solar Cell effects the Voltage Produced
Introduction:
In this experiment, I will be experimenting the effect of adjusting the angle of a solar cell relative to the direction of light and the voltage produced based on the angle change.

Factors:
Some of the possible factors that could affect my experiment are * -------------------------------------------------
The angle of the solar cell. * -------------------------------------------------
The distance of the solar cell from the light source. * -------------------------------------------------
The intensity of the light source.
I will change the angle of the solar cell and use this as my independent variable, going up in 5 increments and measuring the …show more content…

Preliminary work: * Taking the equipment and time I had at my disposal I decided to go up in 5˚ increments from 0˚ to 90˚ and repeating this three times.

* I then created a results table of the following format: Angle / ˚ | Voltage / V | | T1 | T2 | T3 | Average | 0 | | | | | 5 | | | | | 10 | | | | | 15 | | | | | 20 | | | | | 25 | | | | | 30 | | | | | 35 | | | | | 40 | | | | | 45 | | | | | 50 | | | | | 55 | | | | | 60 | | | | | 65 | | | | | 70 | | | | | 75 | | | | | 80 | | | | | 85 | | | | | 90 | | | | |

Method: 1. I started by gathering all my equipment and setting it up as follows: * I used a clamp and a clamp stand to hold the solar cell in place. * Then I used another clamp and clamp stand to hold a protractor level with the solar cell and parallel to it so I could read the angle of the solar cell. * Next I used leads to connect the solar cell to the multimeter. * I then plugged the light box into the socket and placed it exactly 0.2m away from the solar cell. 2. I then turned the main lights of the room off and covered all sources of unintentional light, such as light from windows. 3. Next I turned on the light box and noted the voltage value