Solar power is the radiant energy of the sun that has enormous potential. 1 hour of sunlight contains more energy than all coal, oil, natural gas, and other energy sources consumed by society in an entire year.
Sources and Supplies: There are 2 different types of technologies: Passive Solar Technologies (use energy of sunlight w/o the use of electrical or mechanical devices) and Active Solar Technologies (use mechanical devices to heat water and buildings or electrical devices to generate energy) Solar panels are example of active solar technology
Photovoltaic Technology (a.k.a PV Cells) convert light energy into electricity by using a certain material such as silicon to release electrons when hit with light energy. When sunlight strikes the 1st silicon plate it emits electrons that get sent to the 2nd plate that creates the electrical current.
What is our technology?
Passive Solar Heating
What is passive solar heating?: The cheapest and easiest way to heat your home! The home is built to retain heat in the winter and keep it cool in the summer. It uses strategically placed windows and walls to absorb heat.