Solar Energy - How Can We Use It? by Howard Puddy
... Whilst not as efficient as liquid filled systems, the gas based systems have the advantage of needing less solar energy to warm up, meaning that they start outputting heat earlier in the day and later in the evening. Photovoltaic (Electrical Solar Energy)Photovoltaic Energy is a technology that uses crystalline silicon solar cells to convert sunlight, aka solar energy, into electricity. The uses for this can range from very large plants generating mains electricity down to small cells that ...
A Closer Look At The Alternative Energy Sources Of Solar And Wind Power by Gregg Hall
... An active solar heating system uses pumps to circulate water which has been heated by the sun. Passive solar heating systems use the nature of water to create circulation. This method relies on the fact that heat energy wants to move into areas of lesser heat. 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.
Save On Energy Bills With Solar Home Heating For Hot Water by Lee Dobbins
... Before the beginning of the 21st century, states like Los Angeles and Florida have already taken advantage of passive solar hot water systems. There were a number of sytems using solar water heating that are located in the mentioned states' roof tops. Nowadays, the solar water heater is referred to as PSWH, Bread Box and Batch Heater. However, the technical term for this contraption is the Integrated Collector and Storage System or ICS for short.
Here Comes The Sun: Solar Energy is Becoming More Attractive for Mainstream Consumers by Kavar Peter
... While California is the clear leader in promoting solar powered energy solutions (a program introduced in 2003 is promoting the introduction of solar powered energy systems into a million homes over the next several years) New Jersey and New York are next in line for solar investment. At the municipal level, many jurisdictions have introduced solar solutions for traffic and streetlights. 50% of the energy used to run the City of Sacrementoís water purification plant is solar.
Solar Power How It Works by Anita Van Wyk
... If you decide to power your house with a solar electric system, you will receive FREE power from the sun, once your system is paid for. Here are two of the most frequently asked questions for solar power how it works. How is solar energy used? 1.) Solar energy works by converting the sun's rays into electricity with the use of solar panels to supply power to the appliances use in our homes. 2.) Solar energy works by converting the sun's rays into heat with the use of solar thermal ...
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; ...
Hands on Science for Kids-Learn by Doing by Lisa Bronart
... All these science kits include instructions and facts about our solar system. For more in depth knowledge of the universe, try the Usborne Book of Astronomy & Space, a great introduction to the wonders of space. Exploring the Night Sky by Terence Dickinson is a great book to help your kids learn about the universe and also includes an introduction into star gazing. To encourage the star gazer in your family, Mastermind also offers several durable telescopes with which to view the night sky!
Alternative Energy, The Dream And The Reality by Allen Goldstone
... 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 materials and techniques that take advantage of the sunís lighting and heating abilities when it is dark and cold and shading it when temperatures are hotter. Active solar involves installing solar collectors that capture the sunís heat and transferring it to a liquid for ...