Monthly Archives: September 2012

An Overview of Solar Energy

We thought it would be a great idea to kick off the blog with a general overview of perhaps the most promising and most used alternative energy currently, solar energy.

Solar energy, a term interchangeably used with solar power is simply energy from the sun. It is the energy which is radiated through the electromagnetic system from the Sun and includes energy produced in the form of heat and electricity by the direct action of isolation by man-made heat collecting devices. Not only is solar energy renewable, but it is also an environmentally friendly form of power. This is because it does not produce carbon dioxide gas in the way fossil fuels do when they are burned. This, scientists believe, is the main cause of global warming.