Solar Energy

The amazing power of the sun

About solar energy

Solar energy is generated using the suns powerful rays. Solar is one of the fastest-industries in America. Solar energy is a valuable renewable resource. It is capable of generating heat, light, and electricity.

pros and cons

Some pros and cons of solar energy are:

pros:

renewable

good availability

environmentally friendly

sustainable

abundant


cons:

expensive

requires space

associated with pollution

exotic materials

intermittent

Fun facts

Solar energy can be used to heat water, power cars, and air crafts


solar energy is the earths most available energy source because it can be found anywhere the sun shines


It takes about 8 minutes for sunlight to travel from the sun to the earth, moving at 186,282 miles per second


The largest solar power plant in the world is located in California’s Mojave Desert and is made up of 173,500 mirrors that convert the sun’s heat into electricity


Solar produces about 0.2% of the energy used in the United States