Title

Solar Flair: Gathering Power from the Sun

Date

5-26-2016 8:15 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 8:30 AM

Location

NS 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Exploring Energy Resources through Student Created Video Documentaries

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Philip Wade & Arlene Courtney

Abstract

Solar panels use silicon to absorb photons from sunlight and converts them into electrical energy. First observed in 1839, this process of harnessing solar power is a popular alternative energy source since it is cleaner than nuclear energy or energy from fossil fuels. Growth of the solar industry was slow at first due to the high cost of installation, however, solar panels have since become more popular around the world through government subsidies and other programs. Solar panels are effective at converting electrical energy because they can store the excess energy that they produced and use it when there is less sunlight than normal. The potential that solar energy holds as an energy source can open doors to an overall cleaner environment.

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Solar Flair: Gathering Power from the Sun

NS 101

Solar panels use silicon to absorb photons from sunlight and converts them into electrical energy. First observed in 1839, this process of harnessing solar power is a popular alternative energy source since it is cleaner than nuclear energy or energy from fossil fuels. Growth of the solar industry was slow at first due to the high cost of installation, however, solar panels have since become more popular around the world through government subsidies and other programs. Solar panels are effective at converting electrical energy because they can store the excess energy that they produced and use it when there is less sunlight than normal. The potential that solar energy holds as an energy source can open doors to an overall cleaner environment.