Green Renewable Energy

The sun offers a free source
of renewable energy!

We can harness natures power in a variety of ways, one of which is to harness the suns energy through solar panels or solar photovoltaic cells.

Using Natures Way!

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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) – Power from Nature

Generating power using the sun’s energy!
A Solar Photovoltaic system converts sunlight directly into electricity.

How does a Solar Panel work?

A Solar PV Cell consists of one or two layers of a silicon semiconducting material.

When this material is exposed to light,
a chemical reaction takes place,
an electric field is created across the layers.

A potential difference is formed allowing an electric current to flow. These solar photovoltaic cells together form a Solar Panel.

What is the life-span of a Solar Panel

Generally, solar panels should last around 25 years under warranty – Warranties may differ depending on the company you choose, and other warranties may apply,
for example for workmanship or material.
Under average weather conditions, solar panels should work at their peak efficiency for about 25 years.

Note of Interest:
Energy Transfer – Natures Way!

“Would it be possible for a lifeform to gain energy through “radiosynthesis” Gaining energy through radiation, similar to photosynthesis but with radiation instead of light?”

Answered Sep 21, 2018 by William Beaty

“Yes, this is already a known process, radiotrophic organisms. But perhaps not well enough known. Melanin turns out to be a photosynthesis molecule, but it works in the high X-ray band. This was discovered about 25 years ago while studying fungi growing in highly radioactive environment: the defunct Chernobyl reactor. The black, melanin – rich fungi was growing far too well, increasing mass much faster than during life without gamma-rays. It turned out to be harvesting Chernobyl radiation.
2007 Hungry fungi chomp on radiation – Nature’s Way?

Perhaps RA Lupoff’s controversial science fiction novel “Space War Blues” was right all along: pureblood Australians can man the rigging of interplanetary ships based on solar sails; with no bulky radiation-proof space

William Beaty
(physics hobbyist, U.W. day job (BSEE deg.))