IELTS Listening Practice: Solar Power

Level: pre intermediate and above

Time for completion: 10+ min

 

How does Solar Energy work?

This video demonstrates how a grid-tied home solar power system works. It shows the exact process from the moment sunlight hit the solar panels, the actual power conversion, and how the DC (direct current) electricity from the panels is converted to AC (alternating current) for home use, as AC is the compatible form of energy for most home appliances.

 


Questions

Choose 6 answers from the box and write the correct letter A-H next to the questions 1-6. (Answers below)

A – DC POWER

B – OTHER USERS

C – INVERTER

D – POWER GRID

E – HOME ELECTRICAL SERVICE PANNEL

F – METER

G – PV INSTALLATION

F – AC POWER

 

1………………………………….

2…………………………………

3………………………………..

4……………………………….

5……………………………….

6……………………………….

Answers

1G  2A  3C  4E  5F 6 D

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