# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Sustainability and Renewable Technologies Task 1709747303

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Construct a model of a photovoltaic (PV) array and/or wind turbine system that powers a small device.


Construction should result in a PV and/or wind turbine system that produces electricity.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What occurs when DC current is moved for long distances?
  • What tools are needed to assemble the model safely?
  • How can the engineering design process be applied to the development of turbine models?
  • What troubleshooting steps might be taken if the load device does not work?
  • What are the similarities and differences between a model PV and/or wind turbine system and the full-scale systems?
  • How do the system's parts interact to produce usable power?
  • What are the factors that affect the amount of power produced by the model?
  • How do the factors that affect the model's output effect a full-scale system?

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

11. Apply the Design Processes


16. Energy and Power Technologies


9. Engineering Design


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