To calculate how many panels required for vacation home http://www.freesunpower.com/system_sizing.php
Solar energy in history 3rd Century BCE Archimedes is said to have used the sun's rays reflected from mirrors to set fire to an invading Roman fleet. John Ericsson, designer of the ironclad warship Monitor, built an engine that was powered by the sun's energy.
Solar heat supplies energy for a variety of uses Salt Fruit, vegetables, flowers Solar furnace Water heater
Photovoltaic, or Solar, Cells The cells are made of a semiconductor material, usually silicon. A solar battery consists of an collection of solar cells connected together to generate electric power.
How do you use solar energy to power your home? Use the internet to research the following website …. (read the first 5 pages, but take notes from pg 6) http://science.howstuffworks.com/ environmental/energy/solar-cell.htm http://www.scientificamerican.com/ article.cfm?id=how-does-solar-power-work
http://www.freesunpower.com/system_sizing.php To calculate how many solar panels you will require for your vacation home, click on the website and enter your estimated use of energy.
How do you use solar energy to power your home? Get some ideas from the ZeroHouse project http://home.howstuffworks.com/zero-house.htm