Facts About Solar Energy
When it comes to facts about solar energy, it is hard to know which facts are actually "facts", and as with anything,
solar energy has its pros and cons.
Here we get to the bottom of the basics in regards to solar energy, as well as
take a look at some additional points of interest.
- Energy generated from the sun is free, as you do not have to pay for sunlight.
- Solar energy is renewable, meaning we have an unlimited supply. As long as the earth and sun exist,
there will be no shortage of energy if we make the most of solar power.
- Light takes 8 minutes and 17 seconds to travel to the earth from the sun.
- Solar energy can help you reduce your energy bill by 80 percent. Plus it can increase your
home value plus you get incentive from the government.
- World's largest solar kitchen in India, uses solar energy to serve up to 38500 meals a day.
- Only 0.1% of the energy we use originates from the sun.
- Solar power eliminates the need to connect to gas or power grids to facilitate our energy systems.
- With solar power, you still have electricity whenever there is a power outage.
- About 2 million people have no electricity in their homes because they cannot afford a solar energy system.
This is despite the fact that there is no shortage of sunlight. Once solar products are installed,
they are actually relatively inexpensive to run.
- About 28-30% of our total energy consumption is used to heat water.
- Your rate of success with solar energy depends on the abundance of sunlight where you live.
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