Is it an renewable or an nonrenewable resource?
- Solar energy is a renewable resource because the sun's energy will never run out.
The brief history of solar energy...
- it used in two different ways: a heat source and an energy source.
- Ancient Greeks built their homes to get the most sunlight during the winter months.
- In 1830, John Herschel, used solar collector to cook food during an adventure in Africa.
- In 1954, scientists at Bell Telephone discovered that silicon created an electric charge when it was exposed to lots of sunlight.
Where is Solar Energy found and how is it recovered?
Solar Energy is found everywhere the sun shines, it can may be found in one place then another. Solar is recovered is easy. Sun light is collected by solar panels, and then we just store that energy in a battery bank, or put straight to use on loads. Solar energy can be collected, because of something called the photo voltaic process. It turns the solar energy into electricity.
How is solar energy is stored in solar panels and energy is released?
Solar panels can't produce energy during the night or an cloudy day, but rechargeable batteries can store electricity. The photovoltic panels charge the battery during the day and this power can be drown upon the evening.
What are the advantages of solar energy?
- A renewable resource
- Solar panels little maintenance
- Silent producer of electricity
- Minimal impact on environments
- Helps slow/stop global warming
- Saves society billions of trillions of dollars
- Saves your money
- Provides energy reliability
- Provides energy security
- Creates jobs
- Provides energy independence
Disadvantages of Solar Energy
Impacts on the Environment (positive and negative)
- Climate change: solar power is sometimes described as a zero emissions/ emissions-free form of energy and its true that green gases emissions from solar negligible.
- water: solar photovoltic systems don't require any water to generate electricity.
- Land: solar energy requires negligible about of land space.