Solar Energy - How Can We Use It? by Howard Puddy
... There are 4 main ways that solar energy from the sun is captured, these are:• Flat plate liquid filled solar panels for water heating • Flat Plate Gas filled solar panels for space heating • Photovoltaic cells for electricity generation • Passive Solar Heating Flat Plate Liquid filled solar energy panelsA flat-plate liquid solar energy collector is basically a metal box, usually insulated, that has a glass cover over a dark coloured metal plate (copper or cheaper aluminium).
What is Solar Power? by Anne Clarke
... In this case, solar power can be the saving grace—the only easy way to provide energy to a place that is not easily accessible to draw energy from other sources. What is solar power? It can be used for low-power purposes as well such as for items like battery chargers, hand-held calculators, and solar powered garden lights. What is solar power? Is it renewable? Because the sun will keep on shining, there will be no need to renew your primary source of solar power.
Energy Concern by Cyrus Saharkhiz
... Although solar energy is rather expensive, it will become more of a practical source over time, as solar power has become more effective in converting energy, allowing workers to maximize efficiency, making it easier for consumers everywhere. The cost of repairs is almost nothing, as solar power plants are clean, safe, and stable after the initial construction. Solar energy also leaves no waste, deducting desposal costs and providing a relief for the environment.
Types of Solar Energy by Anne Clarke
... · Solar Chemical – There are a number of different solar energy processes that absorb sunlight in a chemical reaction to create that solar energy. More research is needed on solar chemical energy before we can apply it practically. Much of this research is on photoelectrolysis of water. · Solar Updraft Tower – This is a type of solar energy plant in which air passes under an agricultural glass house, gets heated by the sun, and is then channel up toward a convection tower.
Solar Power How It Works by Anita Van Wyk
... 3.) Solar energy works by converting the sun's rays into hot air for heating buildings with the use of solar thermal collectors. How do solar panels work? 1.) Rays of sunlight hit the solar panel (also know as a photovoltaic/ PV) and are absorbed by semi-conducting materials such as silicone. 2.) Electrons are knocked loose from their atoms, which allow them to flow through the material to produce electricity. This process whereby light (photo) is converted into electricity (voltage) is ...
A Closer Look At The Alternative Energy Sources Of Solar And Wind Power by Gregg Hall
... In generating electricity, solar power is harnessed by photovoltaic cells which convert the suns energy into electricity. These cells have been widely used to power calculators for decades. In solar desalination, the power of the sun is used to evaporate water to separate it from the salt and other undesirable minerals. Another type of clean, renewable power comes from the wind. Wind power, while growing in popularity, still accounts for barely 1% of the world's power supply.
Home Solar Panels by Ross Bainbridge
... The following are all available as solar-powered items: solar-powered radios; three-, six-, nine-, and twelve-volt selectable solar panels with two-AA chargers; rechargeable halogen lanterns; rechargeable flashlights with universal battery adapters/chargers; light pens; portable solar folding panels; portable power sources; electric fencers; plant turners; cool caps; bicycle lights; fluorescent lights; panels for computer notebooks; go-anywhere portable multi-power sources; energy kits; ...
Portable Solar Energy Power Stations by Anna Hart
... Examples of Innovative Portable Solar PowerPortable solar energy can, as we said, be carried with you. It can provide electrical energy when you travel to a remote third world village on business. It can provide military units with necessary electrical energy while they are on the move. It can power a small heater in a winter camping tent, or provide a reading light for campers. It is valuable and convenient. As our demand for that value and convenience increases, portable solar power is ...