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Interesting Facts About Solar Energy

  • Solar energy will not pollute our air with carbon dioxide and other harmful greenhouse gases and harmful emissions.

  • As it becomes increasingly popular among more people around the world, the demand for solar energy now exceeds the supply.

  • The world's largest PV installation is in Germany, at Hemau in Bavaria. Despite the fact that Germany recieves moderate amount of sun energy.

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  • Many auto companies are now making hybrid cars that will reach the market around 2012.

  • The unit of energy used to measure solar energy is the kilowatt hour (1 kilowatt = 1000 watts).

  • One kilowatt hour (kwh) is equal to the amount of electricity required to burn a 100 watt light bulb for 10 hours.

  • Solar energy is used to heat pool water, power outdoor lighting, and charge batteries.

  • Solar panels operate silently, eliminating noise pollution.

  • You can easily add more solar panels to meet your increasing energy needs.

  • To get most out of solar panels, install the panels on a relatively large area.

  • Solar products, such as solar attic fans and solar tubular skylights, require very little maintenance and have long lives.

  • When you use solar energy you can generate more power than you use allowing you to sell the remainder to electric companies.

  • In 1990, an airplane successfully used solar energy to cross United States.

  • You can even cook using solar energy by installing and using a solar-powered oven.

  • The current price of solar thermal energy is approximately 12 cents (US) per kilowatt hour. Many economists predict that the price will drop over the next 8 years to 6 -7 cents per kilowatt hour.

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