Solar Energy Essay

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Energy is the refined power created when one burns resources or generates electrical charges from raw powers of nature. Humans use energy to power their homes, businesses, or other establishments and their technologies. The people around the world use massive amounts of energy generated by using natural resources. Most of the energy they use originates from burning natural resources like coal, oil, and natural gas, but the resource burning is creating dangerous gases like carbon dioxide. The alternative to burning the resources is using renewable energy generated from raw powers of nature like the sun, the wind or the rivers. This energy is renewable because it is inexhaustible, like solar energy or virtually inexhaustible like hydroelectric …show more content…
Solar energy is harvested by capturing the light from the sun and converting it into energy through solar panels and inverting the energy to be compatible with the wattage of the establishment such as homes, offices, and businesses. Sometimes the panels produce more energy than required, and this additional power can be transferred to the local power grid. Solar energy will satisfy the energy need since it is the most direct source of renewable energy that can be found in nature. Sufficient solar energy reaches the earth every hour to be equivalent to all other energy sources used in a year combined. If we could capture 0.011% of the solar energy that hits the world every day, it could literally power up every car and electrical device currently in existence. Solar energy is reliable because it can be placed anywhere on the planet’s surface where the sun shines. It is practical and plausible even for a remote island with no other conventional source of power. It is easy to set up solar panels anywhere and all they need is a flat surface and a little space for the other equipment. Solar power generates 0.008 terawatts of energy now, but is capable of generating 6,500 TW by 2030 with solar panels being placed throughout the world (Delucchi and Jacobson 501). Solar energy is capable of substantial amount of generation, but the sun only shines for a limited amount of time daily and the length changes due to the Earth’s revolution so a combination of energy is

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