The Sun has the potential to meet all our energy needs, if only we could harness it efficiently. Why is it so difficult to efficiently convert and store this energy?
- The Sun provides solar energy.
- Sunlight can be used indirectly when converted to electricity, or directly used to heat water.
- Photovoltaic cells convert solar radiation into a usable electrical current.
- Solar power can be expensive and inefficient, but solar panels are long lasting and require little maintenance.
The Sun is the ultimate energy source, radiating energy in the form of light and heat.
In one hour, the Sun provides as much nonpolluting and renewable energy as the global population uses in one year.
In one month, as much as in all the fossil fuels that ever existed.
Harnessed on ...
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