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  • Solar Power
    • By Melissa Arnaud and Brooke Murphy
    • Period:4
    • November 3,2009
  • What is solar energy?
    • Solar energy is energy from the sun.
    • It is a renewable resource and it can help power a lot of things like cars and even our houses.
  • How it powers things:
  • How Solar Power is used today:
    • To power cars, homes, and buildings
    • Heat/ cool water and homes
    • Cook food
    • Helps grow plants because plants use photosynthesis.
  • Why it's good for the environment:
    • It helps the pollution level go down.
    • It is better for the environment than fossil fuels and coal.
    • Solar Energy doesn't pollute the Earth it helps reverse global warming.
  • How it's stored:
    • Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors to harness the energy.
    • Solar energy's uses are limited only by human cleverness.
    • Solar radiation is stored into the panels and powers what ever it’s powering.
  • Economic Impacts of Solar Energy: The economic impact is supply/ demand. Solar will boom as more people think solar will be useful. It can also save you money in the long run.
  • FACTS:
    • Renewable Resource
    • Can Power a lot of other things than cars and homes.
    • From the sun.
  • QUESTION TIME
  • Question 1:
    • Is solar energy renewable or nonrenewable?
  • Answer 1:
    • Renewable
  • Question 2:
    • Where does solar energy come from:
    • The Moon
    • The Sun
    • The Clouds
  • Answer 2:
    • The Sun
  • Question 3:
    • What can solar power power out of these?
    • The Brain
    • Windmills
    • Homes and cars
  • Answer 3:
    • Homes and cars
  • THE END!