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Plants use energy from the sun together with nutrients from the ground, water, and some gasses from the atmosphere to grow. Then animals can eat the plants, and humans can eat both animals and plants. So pretty much all energy being used on Earth, apart from nuclear energy and thermal energy once came from the sun, one way or another. Answer the energy of the sun is used by people to other energy in the earth thats why the sun is called the main energy source of the earth then it helps provide vitamin D for the plants, it helps them to make sugar and carbon dioxide it helps them maketheir own food .for the animals , it helps them heat the body especially mamals that has thick fur.
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Yes, in many places. See Wikipedia 1. List of solar thermal power stations 2. Photovoltaic power stations
Germany leads the world in domestic PV installation on rooftops.
Some but the Australian Government prefers the use of fosil fuels for as long as possible so only lip service is being given to it.
It's being used pretty much anywhere....they sell it at home improvement stores and they are installed for a low price....
Plants use solar energy through the process of photosynthesis. In this process they absorb sunlight, water from the ground, and carbon dioxide from the air to create oxygen as… a waste product and glucose as their source of food. Plants use the sun's energy to perform electrolysis and break down water into hydrogen and oxygen. They then combine the hydrogen with carbon dioxide to make C6H12O6, or glucose. The equation is CO2 + H2O -> sun and chlorophyll -> C6H12O6
They eat the plants that absorbed solar energy too . They warming their bodies in sun.
Animals use solar energy by: Eating vegetation that has used solar energy to grow (photosynthesis)Eating other animals that have eaten vegetation.Using the sun's warmth to sur…vive. This is especially true of cold-blooded animals like reptiles. animals use energy from the sun for their life.
To my knowledge, the first known intelligent and deliberate use of solar energy by humans dates back approximately 60,000 years. This is the estimated age of a house built by …paleolithic humans in what is now Eastern Europe, using what is now called passive solar architecture. This small structure, cleverly made of interlocking mammoth tusks, featured a single large opening facing due south; the opening is thought to have been designed to use sunlight to warm the abode. The structure was reconstructed and exhibited at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. Some folks date the first use of solar energy to the use of "burning mirrors" - concentrating solar reflectors - by the Greeks and Romans ca. 100 A.D., as weapons of war to ignite fires and burn sails of enemy war ships. Photovoltaic (PV) energy - the conversion of sunlight to electricity - dates to 1839 when the property was discovered accidentally by the French experimental physicist Edmund Becquerel, while he was experimenting with an electrolytic cell. The phenomenon was first explained in 1904 by Albert Einstein in his first published scientific paper. He explained the photovoltaic effect by inventing Quantum Theory, and it was for this that he won the Nobel Prize in 1921! Usable PV cells were first made in the early 1950's.
Which process in plants uses solar energy to produce food that plants and animals use for their energy needs?
to provide power for us humans
so they can take the vitamin d which is most important for his body
In Animal Life
Animals eat plants (of eat the animals that do). Animals can't make their own food from energy and simple compounds, and even if they could, animal energy use is too prodigiou…s to support by photosynthesis of the organism itself. A 70 Kg human needs around 2,000 - 3,000 kilocalories a day; to make that requires several hundred Kg or plants and many days. It requires a field of really good grass the size of a rugby pitch to keep one cow alive. Short answer: plants are vital; if they die, we die.
(It's not solar power,it's photosynthesis)Their leaves absorb light and turn it into food.
The biggest solar installation in the world is in California, in the Mojave Desert.
In ecology, energy flow, also called the calorific flow, refers to the flow of energy through afood chain. In an ecosystem, ecologists seek to quantify the relative importance… of different component species and feeding relationships. A general energy flow scenario follows: Solar energy is fixed by the photoautotrophs, called primary producers, like green plants.Primary consumers absorb most of the stored energy in the plant through digestion, and transform it into the form of energy they need, such as adenosine triphosphate (ATP), through respiration. A part of the energy received by primary consumers, herbivores, is converted to body heat (an effect of respiration), which is radiated away and lost from the system. The loss of energy through body heat is far greater in warm blooded animals, which must eat much more frequently than those that are cold blooded. Energy loss also occurs in the expulsion of undigested food (egesta) by excretion or regurgitation. Secondary consumers, carnivores, then consume the primary consumers, although omnivores also consume primary producers. Energy that had been used by the primary consumers for growth and storage is thus absorbed into the secondary consumers through the process of digestion. As with primary consumers, secondary consumers convert this energy into a more suitable form (ATP) during respiration. Again, some energy is lost from the system, since energy which the primary consumers had used for respiration and regulation of body temperature cannot be utilised by the secondary consumers. Tertiary consumers, which may or may not be apex predators, then consume the secondary consumers, with some energy passed on and some lost, as with the lower levels of the food chain. A final link in the food chain are decomposers which break down the organic matter of the tertiary consumers (or whichever consumer is at the top of the chain) and release nutrientsinto the soil. They also break down plants, herbivores and carnivores that were not eaten by organisms higher on the food chain, as well as the undigested food that is excreted by herbivores and carnivores. Saprotrophic bacteria and fungi are decomposers, and play a pivotal role in the nitrogen and carbon cycles. The energy is passed on from trophic level to trophic level and each time about 90% of the energy is lost, with some being lost as heat into the environment (an effect of respiration) and some being lost as incompletely digested food (egesta). Therefore, primary consumers get about 10% of the energy produced by autotrophs, while secondary consumers get 1% and tertiary consumers get 0.1%. This means the top consumer of a food chain receives the least energy, as a lot of the food chain's energy has been lost between trophic levels. This loss of energy at each level limits typical food chains to only four to six links. 
In Animal Life
It's useful to us because we can't naturally produce vitamin D without sunlight (other apes can, so something happened in our evolution.) Some animals such as fish, amphibia…ns and reptiles depend on heat coming from the sun to help regulate their body temperature. Sunlight schedule also can regulate sleep and waking patterns. Sunlight benefits animals indirectly because it's what plants use to make their food, which then are eaten and that energy is transferred up the food chain. Some plants might depend on wind for seed dispersal, and sunlight helps with that.