|This is a solar energy farm in the desert where solar energy is gathered.||This is a group of solar panels set out in the open.|
How it All Works
Solar Energy works about the same as batteries or outlets, it is about the flow of electrons. What is an electron? a particle that is a fundamental constituent of matter, having a negative charge and existing independently or as a component outside an atom's nucleus.
Anyway, the main element of a solar panel is silicon. When purified, silicon makes a good platform for the tranmission of electrons When silicon atoms touch and transfer electrons, they have a strong bond, when combined and transfused for a long time, they make a large, pure plate, which is ideal for solar panels. Th eproblem is, silicon plates have no positive or negative charge, so they are combined with other minerals and elements. When sunlight hits solar panels, it knocks off some electrons, eventually generating electricity. It's not a lot of electricity, but when drawn through a wire away from the plates it can power motors and machinery. The problem is solar panels have to be huge an dmove at just the right time, in the future this may be possible, such as at HCHMS.
Solar Energy (It Benefits the Green Planet)
Our sun gives off a whole lot of energy. The energy of all the fuel in the world right now is estimated to be the amount of energy the Earth receives from the sun in 1.5 days. The energy humans use in about a year, is given off from the sun to the Earth in about, one hour. This is a huge comparison. Very much energy would be saved by changing over to solar energy. As you can tell by the pie chart below, the U.S. alone consumes 33% of the world's fuel. If half of the U.S. uses solar energy, then that takes away 16.5% of the world's energy consumption, which is majorly good for our planet. This is why Hydragyrum Callisto Middle & High School is powered by Solar Energy, accessed by solar panels.