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Kayla,denae, cameron,joel, ryan

  1. 1. Solar Energy By: Kayla Rutledge, Joel Ingalls, Denae Fisher, Ryan Decker, Cameron Moncada Thursday, November 5, 2009
  2. 2. What is solar energy? Solar energy is energy that comes from the sun and is converted into thermal oreletrical energy. Thursday, November 5, 2009
  3. 3. History In 400 B.C. Greeks used passive solar design in their homes. In 1818 selenium was discovered In 1909 William Bailey separated the water tank from the solar collector. Thursday, November 5, 2009
  4. 4. How is Solar Energy Stored and Released? It is first recovered in collection panels and recovery systems Then stored in Battery Tanks Then released mostly in one common design Thursday, November 5, 2009
  5. 5. How is Solar Energy Used Today? It is used to power... Homes Schools Cars Buildings Thursday, November 5, 2009
  6. 6. What are the Advantages and Disadvantages? Advantages Disadvantages 1. Non-polluting 1. Costs a lot of money to make 2.Will save money in the and install the solar panels future 2.Requires a lot of room to 3.During the install transformation from fossil 3. Provides most energy when fuels to solar energy, more the sun is shining. jobs will be provided Thursday, November 5, 2009
  7. 7. Economic and Environmental Impacts Economic Environmental Very positive impact Positive impact on on the environment local jobs. (Non-polluting) Fast growing high technology industry can occur locally. Thursday, November 5, 2009
  8. 8. Future of Solar Energy “All buildings will feature energy-efficient degisn, construction, and materials as well as renewable energy technologies. In effect, each building will both conserve energy and produce its own supply, to be one of a new generation of cost-effective “zero energy buildings” that have no net annual need for nonrenewable energy” Solar energy could generate 2.5% of the world by 2025 Thursday, November 5, 2009
  9. 9. Interesting Facts All of the energy stored in Earth’s reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas is matched by the energy from just 20 days of sunshine. Even when the sun goes down solar panels are still collecting light. Thursday, November 5, 2009
  10. 10. Sites We Used eere.energy.gov ucusa.org alternate-energy-sources.com blogspot.com Thursday, November 5, 2009

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