Solar Science & Technology Quiz #1

1. Solar works because of the "photoelectric effect." Which famous scientist provided the first accurate explanation of this phenomenon?
2. Who invented the first practically useful solar cell, where, and when?
3. What are the principle ingredient materials used to make a typical solar panel?
4. What would happen to a solar panel if it were hit with a 1" hailstone at 50 miles per hour?
5. What is the typical lifetime of a solar panel?
6. Approximately how many hours of peak sun does New Jersey receive on average per day?
7. How many hours of peak sun does Arizona receive on average per day?
8. On cloudy days, solar arrays produce about ___________ of the energy they would produce on sunny days.
9. Which of the following is true?
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