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Solar Energy: Power-Packed Facts

Solar Energy: Power-Packed Facts WHAT IS SOLAR POWER? The conversion of sunlight into electricity, using: photovoltaics (PV) + concentrated solar power (CSP) Deforestation Cause Breakdown: Solar power is energy that comes from the sun Solar Energy V radiant light and heat from the sun V harnessed by humans since ancient times via ever-evolving methodologies Solar Energy Method Solar Heating Solar Photovoltaics Solar Thermal Solar Architecture Electricity "[These] methods can make considerable contributions to solving some of the most urgent problems the world now faces." [source: Wikipedia] ) Solar Power 0.01% V we only use the sun for 0.01 % of our electrical needs i DESPITE THE ADVANCES IN SOLAR POWER TECHNOLOGY, it still costs 5X as much to produce electricity from solar panels versus dirty coal + gas + nuclear sources. ON A LIGHTER NOTE? the increase of energy prices likely increase of solar power alternatives SOLAR ENERGY IN NUMBERS: it would only take 0.3% of the world's land area to supply all of our electricity needs via solar power Earth receives more energy from the sun in an hour than is used in the entire world in one year 600 square feet = average solar panel size needed to power the average home $55,000 = average cost of installing a 600 square - foot solar system 0.7 % = solar energy share of global energy consumption 102 % = average annual growth rate of global solar energy capacity 75 million barrels of oil are saved annually by all solar energy users 35 million tons of carbon dioxide are saved annually by all solar energy users i Solar + wind power systems have 100x better lifetime energy yield than nuclear + fossil energy systems, per ton of mined materials. DID YOU KNOW? The solar industry creates 200 to 400 jobs in: research development manufacturing installation Pass around this eco-friendly infographic and spread environmental awareness - one social media share at a time. Brought to you by: DistanceLearning .com Sources: Image Sources: wind-trivia.php statistics.shtml "Artist Brush Painting Picture Of Sunset Stock Photo" By Ohmega1982/ "Sun Stock Photo" By xedos4/ "Space Sun Stock Image" By Salvatore Vuono / "Photovoltaic Stock Photo" By Pixomar / "Solar House Stock Image" By xedos4/ "Girl And Wind Turbine Stock Image" By Vlado / "Safety Switch Isolated Stock Photo" By chiangmaisabaaidee/ "Web Icons Stock Image" By digitalart / "Coal Stock Photo" By dan / "Save Fuel Stock Image" By digitalart / "Solar Cell And Wind Turbine Stock Photo" By Sura Nualpradid/

Solar Energy: Power-Packed Facts

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Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, using photovoltaics (PV), and concentrated solar power (CSP). In layman’s terms? Solar power is energy that comes from the sun! Solar ener...


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