What is solar power?
Solar power is energy which comes from the sun. This energy is very powerful and hits the earth regardless of whether or not we take advantage of it. Even the tiny percentage of sunlight that touches the earth is plenty to meet the energy and power needs of the entire human population more than 8,500 times over.
The only concern is learning how to collect this energy efficiently. Today there are many different technologies which exist to achieve this goal. Due to concerns of the availability of traditional energy sources, many people today are interested in further developing renewable energy technologies, such as solar devices.
For this reason it is sensible to expect continual improvement of existing solar technology and the invention of new solar power devices over the next few decades.
What is solar power technology doing to harness the energy from the sun?
Solar power technology captures energy from the sun in a variety of
•Solar cells- Also known as photoelectric or photovoltaic cells,
these are the most common devices that turn sunlight into electricity.
Solar cells are combined into modules of which solar panels are comprised.
What is solar power offering that makes it such an appealing energy source?
•Solar energy is a completely free and inexhaustible fuel source