Solar Energy - Abundant, Clean and Green
Without the sun and the earth's unique relationship to it, we would not exist nor would anything else on this planet. Solar radiation streams to the earth in abundant supply and if properly collected or utilized would provide for or all of the energy that we will ever need. Until recently, converting that radiation into usable forms of energy has been costly and uneconomical. In our present era we truly have have unlimited power supplies and for the first time in history we can do it while decreasing or eliminating the amount of c02 we emit.
The sun provides us with 174 petawatts (174,000 terawatts) of energy, of which half (89 petawatts) reaches the Earth surface. Since humanity consumes only an estimated 15 Terawatts (2005 figure) of power, we only need to convert a tiny fraction of this free solar energy (00.00016%) in order to fulfill the energy needs of the global population.
Solar Energy Categories
Present technology enables us to utilities the energy provided by the sun in four different way:
Solar Photovoltaic Power - This is a process is used to convert the sun's rays into electricity though the use of solar cells arranged to form solar panels. To learn more about this type of solar energy conversion process click on the link above.
CSP - Concentrated or Concentrating Solar Power - The sun's rays are highly focus utilizing mirrors toward a central point or plane. The intense heat captured is converted into energy and is more commonly used in commercial or utility scale environments. To learn more about this type of solar energy conversion process click on the link above
Solar Thermal Power- This form is similar to CSP however, it is more economical and easier to employ in residential and smaller scale environments. To learn more about this type of solar energy conversion process click on the link above
Passive Solar Energy - Passive solar utilizes the direct sunlight to heat ambient air and fixtures. To learn more about this type of solar energy conversion process click on the link above
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