Solar Power at Glenforest


In order to improve sustainability of electrical energy production in Glenforest Secondary School, the students in Mr. Fong's physics class plan to install solar panels on the top of the building. The reason of installing solar panel at Glenforest is that a solar panel could constantly generates solar power from the sun because of the photovoltaic cells inside the panel. The solar power would be converted into electricity which would improve the sustainability at school. Here are some information related to this installing project.


Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge. Lightning, static electricity, electromagnetic induction and the flow of electrical current are all the effects of electricity.

Solar Panel

A solar panel is a packed, connected assembly of photovoltaic cells. The solar panel can be used as a element of a bigger photovoltaic system to generate and supply electricity in commercial and residential applications. Each panel is rated by its DC output power under standard test conditions, and typically ranges from 100 to 320 watts.

Solar Power

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Photovoltaics convert light into electric current using the photoelectric effect. This conversion is better-known as the function of solar panels.

Video--"How Solar Panel Works"

The following video would explain how solar panel works very explicitly. Enjoy!

"How Solar Panel Works"


To sum up, installing solar panel on the top of the building is an amazing idea that came up with the physics students with Mr. Fong. Through solar panels, the sustainability of electrical energy production in Glenforest would be improved rapidly. Yay!