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Solar Power

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  • 1.
  • 2. Natalia
    Solar Power
  • 3. Table of Contents
    1. Title page
    2. Table of contents
    3. What is solar power
    4. How a solar panel work
    5. Where to spot a solar panels
    6. Intro to a solar panel highway
    7. Advantages of a solar power highway
    8. Disadvantages of a solar power highway
    9. Intro to spray-on solar power
    10. Uses for a spray-on solar panel
    11. The efficiency of the spray-on solar power
    12. Disadvantages of the spray-on solar power
    13. 1 Questions
    14. 1 Questions
    15. 1 Questions
    16. Picture
    17. Resource
  • 4. What is solar power
    Solar power is energy that is generates by the sun, which is then converted into energy.
    Solar power is widely available, free and pollution-free.
  • 5. How a solar panel works
    Another name for a solar panel is a photovoltaic (PV); which comes from the word photo- meaning light, -voltaic meaning energy.
    A group of electrically connected cells that are packaged into a frame are called a module or more commonly know as a solar panel.
    Certain parts of the rays of light are absorbed by the silicon and electrons are knocked off, allowing them to move freely.
    These cells often have more than one magnetic field that force electrons to got in a certain direction. This is created by placing 2 metal pieces; one at the top, the other at the bottom.
    Solar panels are made up of crystallized silicon a semi-conductor, coated with a silicon nitrate to make it anti-reflective, and hydrogen plasma to collect the energy.
  • 6. Where To Spot Solar Panels
    Solar panels can be stopped in many places such as on top of electric highway signs, homes, cars, calculators, buildings, some lamp posts, some outdoor lighting decor, and more places!
  • 7. Intro to Solar Powered Highways
    • Remember last week you were driving somewhere when you say a traffic jam on the highway because of repairs to the highway?
    • 8. Imagine if one day, you could make that all go away?
    • 9. We would use huge solar panels instead of regular asphalt. The sun would be able to power entire cities if all the highways were made out of solar panels.
  • Advantages Of A Solar Powered Highway
    • They can provide electricity to many homes and businesses.
    • 10. With the heat they can gather, the can help melt the snow from the highways
    • 11. They can provide a good supply of energy of electric car. They would just have to go into a pit stop and charge up.
    • 12. A 3.7mX3.7m=7.6 kilowatts hours of power per day; that powers about 500 homes!
  • Disadvantages Of Solar Power
    • Each panel is $7000 and you would need millions and millions to cover all the roads.
    • 13. Not to mention carful installation and proper maintenance.
    • 14. They would take many years to double the input cost of the solar panels.
    • 15. What if it’s a cloudy day, how could we gather electricity?
    • 16. Or what if they get damaged with a car accident?
    • 17. They only convert about 14% energy into electricity; therefore the are inefficient.
  • Intro to Spray-on Solar Panels
    • Traditional solar panels are made up of crystallized silicon, or thin PV films.
    • 18. Spray-on solar panels would basically be a giant conveyor belt moving a solar panel with hydrogen the an anti-reflective layer.
    • 19. These would be used to lower the cost of production of the traditional solar panel.
    • 20. They are made up of quantum dots, which are semi-conducting nanoparticles. When mixed with polymer, they form a lighter, stronger, less expensive and cleaner solar panels.
    • 21. They would also be the beginning for infrared ray collection and transformation into usable energy.
  • Uses Of Spray-On Solar Panels
    • These solar panels would be sprayed onto into many everyday things such as buildings, virtually every electronic and hey, maybe even your clothing?!
    • 22. They would just replace the use of traditional solar panels just as computers for typewriters, or black and white TV for flat LCD and Plasma TVs!
  • Disadvantages Spray-on Solar Panel
    • Just as almost anything else humans have created, there are always backslides to products.
    • 23. For example, the product wont be commercially available till next year with a high cost.
    • 24. Sadly the solar panel industries have seen a sharply decline to this products marketing.
  • Question #1
    On a Sunny day, how much energy can be produce?
  • 25. Answer
    A 3.7mX3.7m=7.6 kilowatts hours of power per day; that powers about 500 homes!
  • 26. Question #2
    What type of solar panel can use both infrared and solar rays to produce energy?
  • 27. Answer
    A spray-on solar panel
  • 28. Question #3
    What are the 3 major
    components to
    a solar panel?
  • 29. Answer
    Solar panels are made up of crystallized silicon a semi-conductor, coated with a silicon nitrate to make it anti-reflective, and hydrogen plasma to collect the energy.
  • 30. Resources #1
    • http://www.solarpanelinfo.com/
    • 31. http://www.projectsmonitor.com/NewsImages/Photos/photo4/Solar%20Power.jpg
    • 32. http://science.howstuffworks.com/earth/green-technology/sustainable/home/spray-on-solar-panel3.htm
    • 33. http://science.howstuffworks.com/solar-panel-highway.htm
    • 34. http://dev.nsta.org/evwebs/3368/images/solar_cells_panels_array_monocrystaline.jpg
    • 35. http://www.howstuffworks.com/solar-cell.htm
    • 36. http://science.howstuffworks.com/earth/green-technology/energy-production/solar-thermal-power.htm
    • 37. http://science.howstuffworks.com/earth/green-technology/sustainable/home/spray-on-solar-panel3.htm
    • 38. http://science.howstuffworks.com/solar-panelhighway.htm
    • 39. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-solar-power.htm
  • Resources #2
    • http://science.howstuffworks.com/solar-cell1.htm
    • 40. http://www.filetransit.com/screenshot.php?id=35745
    • 41. http://mendocoastcurrent.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/toyota_prius_with_solar_panels.jpg
    • 42. http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/solar-panel-rent-lg.jpg
    • 43. http://www.jumpintotomorrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/SET_Spray-Drying_10_6b71556d5e.jpg
    • 44. http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/files/imagecache/feature/files/features/print/20081030_solar_power.jpg
    • 45. http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/solar-roadway.jpg
  • Resources #3
    http://prairiehighway.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/solar-panel.jpg
    http://archtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Green-Sun-Colored-Solar-Panels-4.jpg
    http://solarcharger13.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/solar-panel-cars-7976813.jpg
    http://mocoloco.com/upload/2008/05/milan_design_we_18/green_energy_design_2008.jpg