FC: Solar Energy by Bianca
1: Solar Energy comes from the sun, of Course!
2: Every hour the sun shines onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year.
3: Solar energy is the technology used to get the sun's energy and make it usable.
4: Today, the technology produces less than 1/10 of %1 of Global energy demand.
5: Many people are familiar with solar panels, found on things like spacecrafts, rooftops, and hand held calculators.
6: When sunlight touches the cells, it pushes electrons away from its atoms. | As the electrons flow through the cell, generate electricity.
7: Solar thermal power plants have different ways to accumulate the sun's energy as a heat source.
8: The heat is then used to boil water to drive a steam turbine that generates electricity the same way as coal and nuclear power plants, which supplies electricity for thousands of people.
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