Solar Energy Essay

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Geography of Canada ISU The Renewable and Viable source of Solar Energy Figure 1. The Sun is the most vital and important entity to the resource. With this time of age, there are increasing environmental and an economic concern, such as earth’s ever increasing climate and the mass pollution. Many look for alternatives but do not see what is right there: solar energy! Perhaps one of the most underrated and most overlooked resources. This renewable energy can power hundreds of millions worldwide. However, before considering the resource of solar energy, people should understand what it is and how it is used, the advantages of using it as well as the disadvantages it poses. Solar Energy is energy which comes from the sun. It is used to provide heat and electricity for cities and homes all around. Solar Energy is also used in three ways, solar cells, solar water heating, and solar furnaces. Solar Energy comes directly from sunlight, as it passes through earth’s atmosphere. This can be obtained by using the help of solar panels which is a flat panel that collects the solar energy. The solar energy then produces electricity when sunlight from the sun strikes a photovoltaic cell known as solar cells (Energy Resource). This means when a cell that contains solar energy converts to a cell that has electrical energy. As more and more cells are produced, they are combined with solar panels which provide electricity for homes. Houses and buildings get most of their heating and water from the sun when making a solar collector, which has many windows facing south and a few (or none) facing north, then curtains over the windows will keep in the heat at night and reduce the amount of sunlight entering on extremely hot days. When the sun is gone during the night, the floors and walls which absorbed the heat during the day release it into the house or building at night

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