Photovoltaics (PV) is the direct conversion of light into electrical energy with the help of solar cells. With the leXsolar-PV product family,the basics of this technology and its applications can be understood.
What is a solar cell and what is a solar panel? What can be powered with a solar cell? These questions and many more can be answered using. All experiments are designed in a qualitative fashion which is geared specifically for young students in Elementary School, Jr. High and Early High School. The leXsolar-PV Small combines a budget price with leXsolar quality and longevity
The leXsolar-PV Medium offers a wide range of experiments involving photovoltaics. It is an inexpensive and compact product and allows qualitative research using consumer modules like the buzzer or engine. Additionally, the product allows the use of more challenging experiments like measuring the characteristics or the temperature dependency of a solar cell. The leXsolar-PV Medium is not expandable and includes, unlike its bigger brother the leXsolar-PV Large, a bit less scope of delivery. Therefore, it is the cheapest PV-product in its class. The insert offers space for two digital multimeters, a power supply
The leXsolar-PV Global offers a wide range of experiments involving photovoltaic's. It is an inexpensive and compact product and allows qualitative research using consumer modules like the buzzer or engine. Additionally, the product allows the use of more challenging experiments like measuring the characteristics or the temperature dependency of a solar cell. The scope of experiments is the same as for leXsolar-PV Medium, but no additional components are needed because the leXsolar-PV Global is equipped with all necessary devices like multimeters and cables. It is the budget version of the famous leXsolar-PV Ready-to-go but has the same high quality.
Correlating school physics with practical usage of the photovoltaic cells is a specialty of this system. These unique didactic innovations are the premier choice when it comes to experiments related to solar energy since it has won the Worlddidac Award. The system has been conceived in such a way that most experiments can be conducted in normal room lighting. An external current is not necessary for these experiments. The leXsolar lighting module (included) is required only for a few experiments – which can be operated with a students' power supply. Additionally, the product is expandable with "Measuring without Measuring Tools". This expansion allows further qualitative experiments for students between the ages of 12 to 15.
The name says it all: this fully equipped experiment system can be used wherever you are without further components. This kit already includes all necessary ancillary equipment, like measuring equipment, and is delivered in an aluminum case with heavy-duty foam inserts. The scope of experiments ranges from simple trials that show the basic characteristics of the solar energy, to more challenging experiments dealing with topics like IV characteristics or temperature dependency of solar cells. Because of the large range of potential experiments, the product is also suitable for internal workshops in companies as well as a demonstration kit for sales representatives.
Off-grid systems are becoming increasingly important, especially for the electrification of developing countries. With the help of the leXsolar-PV off-grid such systems can be set up and studied for training purposes. Due to its components can be researched in detail (e.g. the switching threshold of a series regulator or a shunt regulator). The manuals are designed specifically for the training of sales representatives and technicians, as well as for specialized training in vocational schools.
The leXsolar-Wind product family enables the understanding of the basic principles of using wind energy and also the practical applications of this technology.
This system provides you with all the answers you need concerning the basics of using wind energy. With the help of curriculum-based trials, it discusses different topics, which are necessary for understanding the functions of wind power plants. The study of how wind force, wind direction or rotor type influences the power output is only some examples of possible experiments. Both qualitative experiments – for students from age of 11 through 13 and complete quantitative trials for physics lessons until the age of 19 – are described in detail. For the qualitative trials, the expansion "Measurements without Measuring Tools is required.
True to the tradition of the Ready-to-go products line, this system enables the maximum number of experiments without the need for additional accessories. It comes in a the sturdy aluminum box and is location-independent. Expansion "Measurements without Measuring Tools" and "Wind Speedometer" expansions are already included. With the leXsolar Wind Ready-to-go, you will be able to answer any questions you may have concerning the basic concepts of using wind energy. The leXsolar Wind Ready-to-go is also suitable for in-house workshops– for example, for use by sales representatives.
Fuel cell technology is one of the keys to solving the problem of storing renewable energies. Fuel cells are able to transform saved energy in the form of Hydrogen (H2) into electrical energy. The leXsolar-H2 line offers you basic and applied experiments in the subjects of Chemistry and Physics.
What is a fuel cell and what does it do? What is an electrolyser and, using this device, how can water be broken down to its component elements? What can be powered with a fuel cell? These questions, and many others can be answered doing the experiments with the leXsolar-PV Small.All experiments are designed in a qualitative way for young students from Elementary through early High School. No extras are necessary because the included hand generator produces the necessary electric power.The leXsolar-PV Small combines a budget price with leXsolar quality.
With the leXsolar-H2 Medium a broad variety of experiments dealing with fuel cell technology can be conducted. The product is equipped with a reversible fuel cell combining electrolyser mode and PEM fuel cell mode in one handy and robust unit. Accessories needed for the experiments, like cables or multimeters, are not included with the kit. Using the electrical load modules (motor and LED) one can conduct demonstrative and practical trials as well. High-quality, didactic instructions complete this product.
With leXsolar-H2 Global, a broad variety of experiments dealing with fuel cell technology can be conducted. The product is equipped with a reversible fuel cell combining electrolyser mode and PEM fuel cell mode in one handy and robust unit.All accessories needed for the experiments, like cables or multimeters,are included in the kit. Therefore, it allows an easy and fast setup in the classroom. With the electrical load modules (motor and LED), demonstrative and practical trials are also possible.Highquality, didactic instructions round out this product.
In this product category, a couple of various technologies for the renewable heat production are summarized. Starting with basics of solar thermal energy, then moving to the application of solar collectors, the range of experiments ends with heat pump technology.
This kit is like the other products in the Ready-to-go line: usable without any additional accessories. It provides a basic understanding of solar thermal energy conversion. The most important component is the solar collector, which can be powered both by sunlight as well as by the enclosed infrared light source. Due to the comprehensive amount of accessories, a large number of experiments are
The term Smart Grid is used for the efficient networking and steering of energy sources, energy storage, and consumers within an intelligent plan. Only with Smart Grids the goal of 100% Renewal's is reachable! The leXsolar-SmartGrid product family merges the different forms of energy and their storage possibilities. It allows a holistic understanding of the topic renewable energies.
The leXsolar-SmartGrid Small melds solar energy, wind energy and storage possibilities into one product. That is why students from elementary school up to an age of 13 years are able to acquire knowledge about the basics and applications of these technologies. Another strength of the product is its Curriculumbased themes of energy and energy conversion for experiments. The product requires no external voltage source – neither a power supply nor a battery. Students will generate the required energy with a hand generator and crank.
The leXsolar-Smart Grid Large combines solar as well as wind energy and its storage capabilities in the form of fuel cells - all in one product. With the help of the supplied components, it will be possible to assemble a so called Smart-Grid (intelligent electric power transmission). Such a grid receives its energy only from renewable energy sources. Starting with at age 16, students are able to gain knowledge about the basics and the fields application of such Smart-Grids. Therefore, the kit offers a couple of descriptive experiments.
Thanks to the leXsolar-ESave Ready-to-go, discussions about energy become more tangible. The approach is holistic: the students focus first on issues like global energy consumption, climate change or energy consumption at private households. Based on the question-at-hand, students will make measurements based on the problem; for instance things like room temperature or climate, water and energy consumption, etc. The goal is to foster the ability to identify potentials for improvements and savings.