Solar energy

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Solar energy

Solar energy is a renewable source. It was investigated in natrual surroundings, exploring infinite uses for nature such as water, stone, wood, metals, etc.This energy was discovered by Alexandre

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Solar Energy

It is a solar radiation. Earth recieves it in the form of solar energy about 200,000 times the total world electrical-generating capacity. Solar is defined from the sun.

What type is it?

Renewable or not? + other facts

Who was the first to use? When?In 1939 Alexandre Edmond Becquerel was the first to use solar energy. He clamied the sunlight light would be a solar current.

What are three cons to using solar energy?* Environmental friendly* Reduce electricity costs* Sunlight free

What are three pros to using solar energy?* Expensive energy storage* Associated with pollution* Exotic Material

How does it work to produce electricity?Solar powered photovoltaic (PV) panels convert the sun's rays into electricity by exciting electrons in silicon cells using the photons o flight from the sun. This electricity can then be used to supply renewable energy to your home or businesses.

What are some notable/famous examples?*Germany installed thousand of solar panels but they plan to be using nothing be renewable energy by 2050.* In the U.S. California uses 60% of all solar installation in America.*Solar energy is the source of energy for photosynthesis. It provides the warmth necessary for plants and animals to survive. * The heat from the sun causes the water on the Earth's surface to evaporate and form clouds that eventually provide fresh rain water.* Earth receives in the form of solar energy about 200,000 times the total world electrical-generating capacity.* Energy storage is necessary to save energy for use during times when there is little or no sunlight.* Solar energy itself is free, high cost of its collection, conversion, and storage that still limits it's exploitation.

Where can it be located?Solar energy comes directly for the sun. It is light and heat captured from the sun, that can be used for heating, electricity, photovoltaic energy and artifical.


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