Solar energy!!!

By: Megan Haase

What is solar energy?

Solar energy is radiant energy emitted by the sun. Solar energy is a great source of energy!! It not only provides light but heat too, all you need is a solar panel and you can get energy!
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Is solar energy renewable?

So now your thinking, wow solar energy is a great source of energy. (If your not then start thinking it). Now to make it even better it is renewable and the Earth has an incredible amount of sun! It provides enough energy in one minute to supply the worlds energy for a whole year!!! So obviously solar energy is a great way to get energy!

Where is it found?

Since solar energy is from the sun anywhere that the sun shines is where solar energy can be found. Solar energy is pretty simple, there are things called solar panels (shown above) when the sun shines on them they collect the energy. To get more information on how the solar panels work please click on the link below.

How does it work to produce energy for you and your community?

Solar energy is a great way to get energy for your household. All you need to do is put up solar panels, you could put them on your roof or behind your house where they can't be seen. Then whenever the sun is shining you get energy and what you don't use is stored for cloudy days. Solar energy can even work for many small to medium communitys, and save them money! Instead of having power plants that are harmful to the Earth we could have solar plants that are good for our Earth and provide energy to our citys and commmunity.
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The Uses

Solar energy is a great source of energy and heat! Some of it's uses are heating water! The sun is makes the temperture rise and fall so when it gets warm it heats the water outside so why not get the heat inside and let it heat your water? You could do this by having a sun roof or you could do this by using solar panels. As showen above solar panels are a great way to not only heat your home and water but to provide electricity to your house! Don't let it stop there talk to your communities about swiching to solar energy and show them all the great uses of solar energy!

Products

These pictures above are products created through solar energy!

Who Uses Solar Energy?

This may suprise you but Germany uses the most solar energy! In 2009 alone, Germany installed 3,806 megawatts (MW) of PV solar energy capacity, which is more than Spain’s total capacity and almost eight times more than the U.S. installed last year. We should start our change, and be the worlds ledding solar energy users! Not only would our countrie save money but it would also stop a lot of polution!

The Costs

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How solar energy would help the envirorment!!

Honda Solar Panels Help Power New Aquarium of the Pacific Penguin Habitat

The Advantages

Heres a list of the great advantages of solar energy!

No green house gases!

Infinite free energy!

They would provide more jobs!

Not as costly