Solar Energy Facts for Kids Video

                                                   Solar Energy

Solar energy is the primary source of energy for all life forms. It refers to the energy from the Sun. It can prove to be a better alternative to some non-renewable sources like oil, coal and gas etc.


Quick Facts: –

  • Enough sunlight falls on the earth every minute to power the world for a year.
  • Da Vinci predicted a solar industrialization as far back as 1447.
  • As early as 1921, the Noble Peace Prize was awarded for experiments with solar power and photovoltaic. It was awarded to Albert Einstein.
  • Studies have found that, on average, homes with solar power sold 17% more and 20% faster.
  • In 1990, a solar powered airplane flew across the US.
  • The Sun will generate fuel for the next 5 billion years.
  • About 2 billion people in the world are currently without electricity.
  • Accounting for only 5 percent of the world’s population, Americans consume 26 percent of the world’s energy.
  • If we covered a small fraction of the Sahara desert with photovoltaic cells, we could generate all the world’s electricity requirements.
  • Shell Oil predicts that 50% of the world’s energy will come from renewable sources by 2040.
  • On average, solar energy demand has grown 30% annually in the past 15 years.
  • In 1979, Jimmy Carter installed the solar panels on the White House. In 1981, Ronald Reagan removed them.
  • In 2010, Barack Obama tried to put them back on.
  • Federal State and Local solar electric system rebates and incentives can reduce the cost of your installation by as much as 65%.
  • By 2025, New Jersey will be producing as much power with solar as the Hoover Dam. NJ has the #1 incentive program in the US.
  • In 2011, New Jersey installed more commercial installations than California.
  • A decade from now solar will have created 80,000 new jobs and saved ratepayers $400 million a year in lower wholesale electricity prices.