Solar energy as a topic is quite interesting. What follows are some fun facts that should increase your knowledge on the subject.
- Solar energy comes directly from the natural energy that is generated by the sun.
- It takes the sun’s rays eight minutes to travel through space and reach the earth’s atmosphere.
- Solar cells are designed to capture solar radiation and change it into electricity. This electricity is used to power homes and businesses.
- Most solar panels face south in the United States. It is the optimal position for capturing solar radiation.
- Even when the sun is not shining you can still use solar energy to power homes and businesses. That’s because solar cells are able to store energy for later use.
- Solar power is simply the most eco-friendly, inexpensive and safest form of energy on the planet.
- Solar energy, in the form of solar panels, solar batteries and solar cells, can be used to run everything from central air conditioning to a houseful of electronics.
- According to one expert it is possible to power the entire earth with solar energy, making the planet reliant solely on renewable (and clean) energy. To do this, solar panels would have to be installed on a little less than 200,000 square miles of land. While this may sound like too big a challenge – consider the fact that there are 57 million square miles of land on the entire earth and it is apparent the project is quite doable, with room to spare.
- There are numerous health benefits that come with the utilization of solar energy. First and foremost, it does not have pollution as a byproduct. The only time there is any pollution generated is during the manufacturing of the solar panels themselves. This is important to note because the production and use of all other forms of energy cause pollution in several forms – either in emissions into the air, as runoff into our groundwater, and the desecration of natural, nonrenewable resources.
- While you can purchase the solar system outright, that is not the only option for accessing this energy resource. There are instances where it is possible to rent or otherwise finance a solar system.
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