ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCE
This smore is about solar energy and its uses. Enjoy!
How is solar energy produced?
Solar energy is produced through a process called nuclear fission.
How does it work to produce energy for individuals and groups or communities?
It takes 8 minutes for solar energy to travel 93 million miles to earth. We receive more than enough radiant energy than we need to supply all of our energy needs.
What are some uses for solar energy?
Solar energy is used to heat water, heat homes, produce electricity in homes, and many more.
Are there products created from solar energy?
Yes. The most known is solar panels that produce electricity for homes and other buildings.
This is a picture of solar panels used to create electricity.
Who uses solar energy?
Anyone can use solar energy if they choose. The only condition is that solar panels are very expensive and cannot be moved to a different home if you move.
What is the cost benefit to using this source?
Solar panels are expensive but they are worth it. After the time that solar panels stay good (30-40 years) they will have been less expensive than your bills before.
What is the environment impact?
What are some advantages?
- Solar energy does not produce pollution.
- Extremely cost effective due to technological advancements
- Does not require maintenance
- Life span on 30-40 years
- Reduces bills