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1) Describe the energy source. (What is it? How does it work?

Solar Energy is the radiant energy of the sun, which can be converted into other forms of energy, such as heat or electricity
by using solar panels that are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity
throughout the day.
2) Is the energy source considered renewable or nonrenewable?
3) What is the history of the energy source?
The history of photovoltaic energy (aka. solar cells) started way back in 1876. William Grylls Adams along with a student of
his, Richard Day, discovered that when selenium was exposed to light, it produced electricity.
4) Where is the energy source found?
The sun.
5) How is the energy source recovered?
Solar Panels
6) How is the energy source stored once it is recovered?
photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity throughout the day.
7) How is the energy source used today?
People use solar panels
8) Is the energy source efficient? (production costs compared to energy production)
Most solar panels on people's houses, for example, are fairly inefficient. Less than 14% of the energy that reaches them
will be converted to electricity.
9) What are the capital costs or setup costs involved in using the energy source?
Residential solar systems are typically sized from 3 to 8kW and end up costing between $15,000 and $40,000..
10) Are there ongoing operating costs involved when using the energy source?
The cost per watt (price inclusive of parts, labor, permitting fees, overhead, and profit) has decreased significantly over the
last decade and is now between 6 and 8 ($/W) in many parts of the U.S. Generally, the bigger the system, the lower the
cost per watt.
11) What are the advantages of the energy source?
Non Polluting, Most abundant energy source and systems last for 15-30 years.
12) What are the disadvantages of the energy source? (finding, extracting, manufacturing, using)
High investment, depends on requires alot of space
13) What is the economic impact of the energy source?
Switching to solar energy would help reduce the environmental costs (pollution, global warming) associated with fossil
14) What is the environmental impact of the energy source?
Makes the world greener
15) Is there a high cost to the consumer in using the energy source?
16) Are there any other interesting facts about the energy source?
17) What is the future of the energy source?
18) What were the sources of your information?
This slide and google

1. Petroleum is fossil fuel for car and trucks.

2. Natural gas is fossil fuel moved by pipeline
3. Biomass is energy from wood, waste, and garbage.
4. Solar is energy in rays from the Sun
5. Wind is energy from moving air.
6. Geothermal is energy from heat inside Earth.
7. Nuclear energy is energy from splitting atoms.
8. Hydroelectric is energy flowing from water
9. Hydrogen is fossil fuel used in grills.
10. Coal is black rock burned to make electricity.
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