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Solar Contest - Part Two

07/23/11

  11:45:00 am, by Solar Kid   , 105 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Solar Contest - Part Two

Welcome to the second round of the solar quiz! Check the rules from Part One here. Even if you haven't yet, you can still participate, so please comment!

The previous answers:

1. A typical solar panel weighs as much as a medium size dog.

2. When working on a severely steeped roof, your friendly neighborhood Run on Sun solar installer wears a harness.

Today's questions are:

3. The most commonly used element in a solar panel is...

  • Silicon
  • Uranium
  • Tin
  • Antimony
  • None of the above

4. True or False: The surface of a solar panel is cooler than the air around it when it is generating power.

  • True
  • False

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Comment from: stephanie [Member]  
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stephanieNice job, Julia! Here are my responses: For question 3, the commonly used element is silicon. For question 4, I believe your statement is false. Looking forward to learning more with your next installment!
07/29/11 @ 21:11
Comment from: Heather Andrews [Visitor]
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Heather AndrewsOkay! Now let’s see… Question 3: I’d say silicon (not to be confused with silicone) and Question 4: False! Those modules really can heat up! Great questions yet again, this is fun. :)
07/30/11 @ 10:16

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