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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Facts about Solar Energy

Solar energy is becoming popular in recent times.  People started building various devices and equipments which work with solar energy  The main reasons for using solar energy are as follow.
1.  Solar energy is freely available in abundance in this universe.
2.  Solar energy never gets exhausted unlike other sources of energy
3. Solar energy is available at each and every place in this world

Here are some of the interesting facts about Solar Energy.

  • A solar powered air craft from USA flew 4060 Km. in the year 1990 without no other fuel except solar energy.  This was the world record.
  • More sun light falls on this earth in one hour than what is used by the entire world population in one year
  • The Solar Energy is better for environment compared to traditional forms of energy
  • It is possible to cook food using solar energy
  • A home solar system typically contains solar panels, an inverter, a battery, a charge controller and wiring support structure.
  • A 1-kilowatt home solar system will prevent approximately 170 lbs. of coal from being burned, 300 lbs of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere and 105 gallons of water from being consumed each month!
  • Solar panels come in different colors.
  • Solar energy does not pollute the air nor does it release carbon di oxide into atmosphere.

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