What is Solar Power? by Anne Clarke
... The following is a brief explanation of what is solar power and how it works: a) Solar cells Solar cells (actually named “photovoltaic" or "photoelectric” cells) are the cells that actually turn sunlight into electricity. Without these photovoltaic or photoelectric cells there would be no way to harness the sun’s rays into energy. For example: If in an especially sunny climate one can produce enough power from the sunlight to run a 100w light bulb from merely one single square meter of ...
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; ...
Specialty Advertising in C-Stores by Lance Winslow
... These blimps can run on the power of small solar cells on the top of the blimp running from the lights like a solar powered calculator? Or, if that technology is unavailable or not sufficient enough a set of batteries, which are trickle charged off the solar cells, to keep the ion lithium batteries charged. Many universities have been doing maneuverability studies on mini blimps ever sense the Homeland Security made these things more viable with the trend towards indoor bio-safety sensors.
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.
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).
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.
Alternative Energy, The Dream And The Reality by Allen Goldstone
... The first installment of this article will deal with the major sources of alternative energy: solar, ethanol, coal gasification and wind power. The second installment will discuss the potential financial benefits of investing in this growing segment of our economy. Solar Energy Solar energy breaks down into passive and active solar. Passive is typically dealt with in the architecture phase of a building. Basically, passive solar is about orienting a building and constructing it with ...
Portable Solar Energy Power Stations by Anna Hart
... Portable solar energy power stations have many practical uses, which we will discuss later, but what is portable solar power? Description of Portable Solar PowerPortable solar power is energy generated from sunlight, the generator being of a size and form that can be moved readily from place to place. Most portable solar power units use photovoltaic panels (PV panels) in one way or another. Some are amazingly small, and can be carried in a pocket, while others must be moved on a flat-bed ...