Asked in Science, Energy, Solar Power
Does solar energy create as much energy as coal?
"Create as much energy" is poorly defined. The amount of energy produced from solar energy will depend on the surface area used for solar panels, the weather, the efficiency of the panels, and for how long it is used. Similarly, the amount of energy produced by a coal power plant would depend on its size, its efficiency (which of course may also vary), and for how long it is used. Please think about what exactly you want to compare. ...
Is solar power any better than normal power?
Solar power has advantages. One advantage of solar power is that solar power can be consistently used for power. Solar energy will never run out. Another advantage of solar power is that the energy is clean. Typical solar panels live for about ten years. Energy payback from a typical installation is about 40 years. As a result, most panels will never give back as much power as they took to build. ...
Asked in Nuclear Energy, Solar Power
Is generator used in nuclear or solar energy?
Generators are nearly always used for nuclear power, and sometimes used for solar power. In nuclear power plants, the reactor makes steam to run a generator. Much of solar produced electricity does not use a generator, but produces power through a photovoltaic effect. Concentrated solar can be used to make steam to run a generator. ...
Asked in Science
How much energy per day is produced from solar panels?
This depends entirely on the efficiency and size of the solar panels, and the lighting conditions. ...
Asked in History of Science, Energy, Solar Power
How reliable is solar energy?
The Sun is scheduled to remain shining as at present for the next several billion years. Solar energy is dependent on the Sun's rays reaching the solar panel, so on cloudy days the panels produce very much less power, although they do produce a little, as the salesmen are keen to emphasize. But the point about solar energy is that every unit or kWh of electricity produced by solar contributes to the pool of power, to the extent that 1 kg of...
Asked in Science, Solar Power
How much solar energy is left in this world?
ANSWER: Solar energy is of course produced from the collection of sunlight by solar cells. Our Sun is considered to be 4.5 billion years and its going to be around at least that much longer. See the related link for more information....
Asked in Solar Power
What are the social effect on solar energy?
In the future, solar energy shall become much more efficient, making electricity power cheaper. Nowadays it represents a small fraction of the total energy produced on the whole world. However, as new technologies on solar energy become more advanced, it will be an important (and cheap) source of energy. Residences will be able to store energy from the sun, so dropping the cost of the monthly energy bill. ...
Asked in Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar Power
How do you harvest solar power?
Solar Power is primarily harvested by placing solar cells mostly made up of elements such as silver which take in the sunlight and later convert it into electrical energy. Though the energy produced in less in amount when compared to other energy sources such as coal and petroleum, it is a much cleaner fuel than both of them and is a non-renewable source of energy. Nowadays, it has become more popular due to it's non-pollution feature. ...
Asked in Solar Power
How much of the United States energy production comes from Solar energy?
Less than 1% , because solar is not stable enuf becaus in winter or cloudy days it won't produse any energy,same with wind, 85% of our energy comes from fossil fuels because of the amount of power produced compared to the amount of product ( there cosintrated) ...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Solar Power, Kinematics
What are some disadvantages of solar energy?
Solar energy depend on sunlight, so cloudy days don't generate as much power. Solar energy is only collected during daylight, so evening power needs to be stored in batteries and in other ways. Solar panels are expensive, but they are getting cheaper every year. ...
How much does a source of energy cost to build?
The cost of an energy source varies considerably. It depends upon how much energy you want, as well as the type of energy generation you want; solar power and diesel power have different costs, for example. ...
Asked in Energy, Fossil Fuels
How much energy is produced compare to fossil fuels?
well that depends compare to solar energy i think fossil fuels make the most energy out of any other kind of energy because they have coal, petroleum, oil and natural gas in wish solar energy depends on the sun and wind energy in the wind that is why fossil fuels produced more energy than any other. ...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Energy, Solar Power
How do you figure out how much Solar Energy you will need to convert your house to solar energy?
You might start by looking at your electricity bills. Unless you buy switch lots of equipment to equipment that uses less power, you will continue using the same amount of power before and after switching to solar energy. Note that you won't be getting solar energy during the night time, so you will need, during the day, more power than you immediately need (that is, enough power to save for the night), and the batteries to store that energy. ...