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Solar Energy Basics

How Solar Energy Works Solar energy is a relatively new field of study in terms of practical application, but its existence and effect on our planet is as old as the Earth itself. The sun undergoes a never-ending series of light and heat producing reactions, comprising and sustaining its fiery mass while radiating these products outward. While some of this radiation is reflected back into space by the upper reaches of our atmosphere, a significant portion passes through and touches the Read more [...]

Solar Energy is Hot!

Solar radiation, as well as other solar resources like wind power, wave power and hydroelectricity make up over 99% of the renewable energy sources available to us. Amazing! I remember reading about google's goal of installing enough solar panels to generate electricity for 50,000 homes. They have made a real commitment to investing in renewable energy resources. Imagine if we each made JUST ONE home appliance solar powered? We can start small - like a solar powered I-Pod charger or some solar Read more [...]