Yna Vhea Purugganan
Solar energy is an energy source that involves tapping the radiant light energy
that is emitted by the sun and converting it into electricity.
Homes that are powered by solar energy have been installed with batteries that
have a capability of storing power that can operate electrical appliances such as TV,
Radio, computers and refrigerators.
Solar energy is the light and radiant heat from the Sun that influences Earth's
climate and weather and sustains life. In the environmental context, it is also used
to refer to the process of generation of electricity by tapping the solar energy.
Solar energy is the sun’s rays (solar radiation) that reach the Earth.
This energy can be converted into other forms of energy, such as heat
Solar energy is by far the Earth's most available energy source.
Solar power is capable of providing many times the total current
Discovered/ invented in the time of 1800’s. it was observed that
the sunlight was capable of generating electrical power.
It was obtain by the radiation of the sun
Solar energy was formed by the solar panel which is placed directly
under the sun to capture the sun light in the solar cells to generate
Solar energy is a renewable form of energy and is much cheaper
and durable. Solar heater nowadays, are used most commonly
Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive
solar or active solar depending on the way they capture, convert and
distribute solar energy. Active solar techniques include the use of
photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors to harness the energy.
Passive solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun,
selecting materials with favorable thermal mass or light dispersing
properties, and designing spaces that naturally circulate air.
WHAT IS SOLAR POWER?
Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either
directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated
solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or
mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a
small beam. Photovoltaics convert light into electric current using
the photoelectric effect
HOW DOES SUNLIGHT
BECOME SOLAR POWER ?
Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels convert sunlight into electricity. These panels are
usually installed on the top of or near homes and commercial facilities where they
have maximum exposure to the sun. PV systems are effective any time the sun is
shining. When sunlight is intense and strikes a PV module directly, more electricity is
Panels are becoming more common in urban and sub-urban areas as customers
look to supplement their typical energy needs with alternative, renewable energy.
Typically, one solar photovoltaic module cannot produce enough energy to power a
home or business, so a number of modules or panels are grouped together to form
a solar array
HOW DOES SOLAR ENERGY
The first step in the process occurs when rays of light from the
sun strike the cells within PV modules (modules are commonly called
“panels”). As the light energy hits the photovoltaic cells, electrons are
excited and begin to flow. Multiple cells are connected in one module,
and several modules are connected together to form an array, all
harnessing and summing the flow of this electric power.
A PV array produces electricity whenever the sun shines on it. This is
true from sunrise until sunset, and often times even after the sun sets! (A
full moon on a clear night can actually produce small amounts of current
from a PV system.) Generally speaking, an array will produce its
maximum power between roughly 9:00am and 3:00pm. During those
hours, with the array pushing a strong flow of DC power into the
inverter, and the inverter in turn delivering a strong flow of AC to the
home, it is very likely that there will be a surplus of electric power
available at the house. Why? During these hours, many homes are
empty, while their occupants are off to work or school. Even for those at
home during the day, their need for artificial lighting (typically about 25%
of a home’s electricity consumption) will be much lower
SOLAR ENERGY IN MANY
The energy from the sun makes rain fall and wind blow. We can
capture that energy with dams and windmills.
Coal, oil, and natural gas were made from prehistoric plants and
animals. The energy in them came from the sun. We use that energy
to cook our food, warm our houses, run our cars, and make
SOLAR ENERGY IS
Solar energy is free and clean. There is enough for everyone, and
we will never run out of it. Solar energy is renewable. The sun will
keep making energy for millions of years. Why don’t we use the sun
for all our energy needs? We don’t know how to yet. The hard part is
capturing the sunlight. It shines all over the Earth and only a little bit
reaches any one place. On a cloudy day, most of the light never
reaches the ground at all.
USING SOLAR ENERGY
Solar Collectors- capture the sunlight and turn it into heat. People can
heat their houses and their water using the sun’s energy.
Solar cells can turn solar energy into electricity. Some toys and
calculators use solar cells instead of batteries.
Solar panels are made of many solar cells. Some people put solar
panels on their home. These solar panels can make enough electricity for a
house. Solar panels are good for houses and buildings without access to
THINGS USING SOLAR
Solar powered compacting trash
Solar Spark Lighter