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Best Facts About Solar Energy for Kids Video

 


                                                Solar Energy Facts

Solar energy can be defined as the energy we get from the Sun. It is one of the most important sources of our life. It is completely free and renewable source of energy. It can be used again and again over years. This energy can be used to run air conditioners, water heater etc. Solar power is also measured in ‘Watt’ like all other different forms of power. Direct sunlight produces the most energy but it is not compulsory. It is the cleanest source of energy as it does not create any type of pollution and is also the most sustainable.

Quick Facts: –

  • Solar power is the cheapest and the most abundant source of energy.
  • This energy travels for approximately 93,000,000 miles and takes about 8 minutes 19 seconds to reach the earth.
  • Solar panels appeared on the market in the year of 1956 for the very first time.
  • Since 1980’s, NASA has been working on solar powered aircraft.
  • Most TV and communication satellites are powered by solar energy from photovoltaic cells.
  • An average solar panel has a lifespan of about 25 to 30 years.
  • This energy can be used for various domestic purposes as well like: – cooking, heating water etc.
  • The world’s largest solar power plant is located in the Mojave Desert, California. It covers about 1,000 acres.
  • Calculators can also get powered by solar energy. The first ever solar powered calculator was invented in 1978.
  • Solar power does not require any other additional fuel to produce power, other than sunlight.
  • The first commercial photovoltaic cell was invented in 1954 by Bell Laboratories.
  • This technique of energy production does not release any toxins in the environment.
 

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