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Energy from the Sun
« on: November 21, 2011, 09:01:39 PM »
Energy from the Sun
The sun has produced energy for billions of years.  Solar energy is the sun’s rays (solar radiation) that reach the Earth. This energy can be converted into other forms of energy, such as heat and electricity.


Radiant energy from the sun has powered life on Earth for many millions of years

In the 1830s, the British astronomer John Herschel famously used a solar thermal collector box (a device that absorbs sunlight to collect heat) to cook food during an expedition to Africa. Today, people use the sun's energy for lots of things.

Solar Energy Can Be Used for Heat and Electricity


When converted to thermal (or heat) energy, solar energy can be used to:

•   Heat water — for use in homes, buildings, or swimming pools
•   Heat spaces — inside homes, greenhouses, and other buildings
•   Heat fluids — to high temperatures to operate a turbine to generate electricity

Solar energy can be converted to electricity in two ways:


•   Photovoltaic (PV devices) or “solar cells”
change sunlight directly into electricity. Individual PV cells are grouped into panels and arrays of panels that can be used in a wide range of applications ranging from single small cells that charge calculator and watch batteries, to systems that power single homes, to large power plants covering many acres.

•   Solar Thermal/Electric Power Plants
generate electricity by concentrating solar energy to heat a fluid and produce steam that is used to power a generator. In 2009, there were 13 solar thermal-power generating units operating in the United States, 11 in California, 1 in Arizona, and 1 in Nevada.

The main benefits of solar energy are:


•   Solar energy systems do not produce air pollutants or carbon-dioxide
•   When located on buildings, they have minimal impact on the environment

Two limitations of solar energy are:

•   The amount of sunlight that arrives at the Earth's surface is not constant. It varies depending on location, time of day, time of year, and weather conditions.
•   Because the sun doesn't deliver that much energy to any one place at any one time, a large surface area is required to collect the energy at a useful rate.


Source: http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=solar_home
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Re: Energy from the Sun
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 11:50:54 AM »
Nice & informative.
Thanks for sharing........
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Re: Energy from the Sun
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 12:58:04 PM »
The solar power can not run without the energy that we taken from the sun. Sun is the most powerful elements that created the energy and power that we use in different sectors.
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Re: Energy from the Sun
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 05:01:58 PM »
Dear Md. Faruque Hossain: I can not understand your comment.........!!

"The solar power can not run without the energy that we taken from the sun. Sun is the most powerful elements that created the energy and power that we use in different sectors."
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Re: Energy from the Sun
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 05:13:24 PM »

What is solar power……..?

Solar power is derived from energy from the sun. There are two main types of technologies for converting solar energy to electricity: photovoltaic (PV) and solar-thermal electric. Photovoltaic conversion produces electricity directly from sunlight in a photovoltaic (solar) cell. Solar-thermal electric generators concentrate solar energy to heat a fluid and produce steam to drive turbines.

Advantages of Solar Power:

   The power source of the sun is absolutely free.
 
   The production of solar energy produces no pollution.
 
   The technological advancements in solar energy systems have made them extremely cost effective.
 
   Most systems do not require any maintenance during their lifetime, which means you never have to put money into them.
 
   Unlike traditional monstrous panel systems, many modern systems are sleeker such as Uni-Solar rolls that lay directly on   the roof like regular roofing materials.
 
   Solar energy can dramatically reduce the electric bills.
 
   Solar energy systems are now designed for particular needs. For instance, you can convert your outdoor lighting to solar.
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Re: Energy from the Sun
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 12:30:19 PM »
Nice and informative post. We should take the advantages of solar system.
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Re: Energy from the Sun
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 12:56:43 PM »
We have high potential in utilizing solar energy as Bangladesh has a nice climate pattern and as we get plenty of sunlight through the year. thankyou for the informative post.
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