By Salinger Pagano and Luke Blizzard
How it is obtained
Solar energy taps into the power of a large, inexhaustible resource. this resource is the sun. In fact, every hour the sun beams enough energy to meet the entire world’s energy needs for a year. This power can be converted into electricity using solar, or photovoltaic (PV) cells. To create these cells, silicon is melted at extremely high temperatures and then molded into thin wafers. When the suns rays hit these solar cells, electrons are loosened and move toward a treated front surface. These electrons then move to a wire and that, therefore provides electricity.