Solar Energy Facts
Posted on 30 April 2016
Did you know...
That so-called photovoltaic cells, or solar panels, found on things like spacecraft, rooftops, and handheld calculators are made of semiconductor materials like those found in computer chips.
That solar energy free and clean energy source.
That solar energy once installed has almost no variable costs.
That solar energy could generate 2.5 percent of the world's electricity by 2025.
That solar lights work even after cloudy days. During daylight, even when overcast, the solar panels’ "solar generators" charge long-life batteries, which store the energy until needed, up to 5 days for Sol systems.
That at the end of 2011, there were 230,000 solar power projects in the United Kingdom.
That the Energy Saving Trust (link: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk ) estimates that an installation for an average-sized house would cost between £5,000–£8,000, with most domestic systems usually between 1.5 and 3 kWp, and yield annual savings between £150 and £200.
That in July 2011, construction of the largest solar park in the United Kingdom was completed in Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire.
That solar water heating systems can achieve savings on your energy bills. Based on the results of our recent field trial, typical savings from a well-installed and properly used system are £60 per year when replacing gas heating and £85 per year when replacing electric immersion heating.
Some of the Cambridge’s most honourable buildings including famous colleges, such as Trinity College, are considering adding solar panels to their roofs to improve energy efficiency.
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