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Solar Energy. By: Mayra Portillo Febuary18,2011 Block 1.2. What is Solar Energy?. Solar energy is when the sun radiates an enormous amount of energy. It is made up of gas. Solar energy travels to Earth in rays. http://graphics8.nighttimes.com/images/blogs/greeninc/arizonasun.jpg.

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Solar energy

Solar Energy

By: Mayra Portillo

Febuary18,2011

Block 1.2


What is solar energy
What is Solar Energy?

  • Solar energy is when the sun radiates an enormous amount of energy.

  • It is made up of gas.

  • Solar energy travels to Earth in rays.

http://graphics8.nighttimes.com/images/blogs/greeninc/arizonasun.jpg


Is solar energy renewable or nonrenewable
Is Solar Energy renewable or nonrenewable?

  • Solar energy is renewable because it will always shine.

http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/images/sunlight.jpg


Where is your resource located in the world
Where is your resource located in the world?

  • It is located near the equator like Central America.

http://www.energy.sc.gov/images/lev4_Renew_Solar.jpeg


How do we recover or capture the energy in our resource
How do we recover or capture the energy in our resource?

  • We can use solar panels.

http://plaza.ufl.edu/cjk11/Webpage/solarth.jpg


How is your energy resource used
How is your energy resource used?

  • Solar energy is used in electricity, transportation, and heat.

http://bus.utpb.edu/media/images/solar.jpg



List some advantages and disadvantages

Advantages

It is free

No pollution

In sunny countries,solar power is used where there is no electricity.

Disadvantages

Doesn’t work at night.

Solar panels are very expensive.

A little bit of electricity.

List some advantages and disadvantages.


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