It’s Fun Fact Friday!

Happy Fun Fact Friday! Thought it would be fun to gather some facts about Solar Power that may or may not be known. Solar energy has been used for over 2700 years. In 700 B.C, glass lenses were used to make fire by magnifying the suns rays.

Also, the first silicon solar cell, was built by scientists from the Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey on April 25, 1954.

After this, photovoltaic cells were widely used for consumer electronics such as, calculators and watches.

Nowadays, the largest solar power plant is located in the Mojave Desert, which is located in California. The desert is approximately 1,000 acres large and this Solar Power plant generates about 90% of the worlds commercially produced Solar Power.

Lastly, more energy hits Earth from the Sun in 1 hour than the whole world uses all year! On average, 15 terawatts are used per year while the Sun is giving us around 120,000 terawatts. Why not use it all?

To conclude, solar power energy is the way to go. 1 solar panel is being installed 4 minutes. Be that 1 in 4.

Happy Fun Fact Friday!

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