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 The Solar Energy Facts
Solar energy - energy derived from the sun in the form of solar radiation - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/solar+energy
When you hear the term solar power, the first thing that may come to mind is solar panels. However, wind, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/biomass biomass and hydropower are all forms of solar energy. The earth receives more energy from the sun in just one hour than the world uses in an entire year. Fossil fuels are forms of solar energy. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/coal Coal, oil and gas formed hundreds of millions of years ago came from decomposed matter. Plant matter that actually grew with help from the sun!
Solar energy is energy that is obtained by the sun. Solar energy is better for the environment than traditional forms of energy. It does not pollute the air with http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/carbon+dioxide carbon dioxide and does not release harmful http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/greenhouse+gases greenhouse gases. Solar energy can be used for heating swimming pools, powering cars, powering calculators. It can also produce lighting for indoors and outdoors.
The demand for solar energy is currently greater than any other source. The fact that is helps reduce http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/global+warming global warming unlike http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fossil+fuels fossil fuels. All television and communication satellites are powered by solar panels. An interesting fact is that DaVinci predicted solar http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/industrialization industrialization as far back as 1447.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/geothermal+energy Geothermal energy is also a form of solar energy. This is created by using the heat generated from the Earth’s core. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/photovoltaic+cells Photovoltaic cells can convert solar energy from the sunlight into direct electricity. Modules that are linked together can hold about 40 cells. If you put 10 of these together, they can form a large array that can be used to generate http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/electricity electricity for a single building. Another fact is that energy output from 1kW of solar energy unit is the same as burning 170 pounds of coal and 300 pounds of carbon dioxide is being released.
As you can see from the information above, solar energy has been around for a very long time. The more that it is used, the more we learn about it. When people start to see the true benefits of solar power, they become more interested in using. Solar power is a very reliable source of renewable energy because until the end of the world, the sun will always be there. Even though it may be a little expensive to start using, the money that can be saved will greatly outweigh that. When there are days that the sun isn’t shining, the energy can still be used if we take the time to harness all we can get.
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