Essays Tagged: "Solar power"

Geothermal Energy

for energy. There are many possibilities such as hydroelectric energy, nuclear energy, wind energy, solar energy and geothermal energy to name a few. Each one of these choices has its pros and cons. H ... antities of power with relative efficiency, it is very hard to dispose of the waste. While wind and solar power have no waste products, they require enormous amounts of land to produce any large amoun ...

(19 pages) 219 1 4.8 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Air pollution

lution from taking such a serious toll. Two ofthese are the Clean Air Acts and the increased use of solarpower over coal power. By creating electric cars, the pollutioncaused by gasoline powered cars ... madeusing some polluting substances illegal. This did not workbecause people simply did not listen. Solar Energy is anotherattempted solution. This type of energy is good because it isan alternative e ...

(2 pages) 171 0 4.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Detailed information on SOLAR ENERGY in essay form.

re is light, warmth and food on the earth. Many kinds of energy on earth originate from and through solar radiation.Since the sun doesn't have the same strength at all places and all times, the earth ... not to mortgage the future of the coming generations, but also for economic and ecological reasons.Solar energy?·Solar energy today?The direct use of solar energy will very probably not be abl ...

(8 pages) 276 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Solar power: photovoltaics The journey from photons to electrons

IntroductionSolar power is obtained mainly by the use of solar cells. The photovoltaic (PV) effect is the basic ... light, voltaic = electricity), convert sunlight directly into electricity.It is one of the forms of solar cells, in which light falling on a two-layer semi-conductor device produces a photo voltage or ... pable of driving a current through an external circuit and thereby producing useful work.Silicon in solar cellsPhotovoltaic (PV) cells are made of special materials called semiconductors such as silic ...

(6 pages) 45 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Solar energy.

Today one of the most popular and well known alternative forms of energy is solar power. There are two types of solar energy, Passive Solar - which uses natural processes witho ... cesses without mechanical equipment, and additional electrical or gas energy to operate, and Active Solar - which uses nature's resources with the inclusion of mechanical equipment and hardware driven ... e's resources with the inclusion of mechanical equipment and hardware driven by electricity and gas.Solar energy has many advantages. It is an easy, quiet, reliable source of energy. Solar energy was ...

(2 pages) 94 0 2.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Can a 19th Century Discovery be the Solution for the 21st Century Energy Problem?

a renewable resource, and must be environmental safe. Some of the possibilities are the cumbersome solar power, the highly risky nuclear power, or the little publicly known technology called fuel cel ... blicly known technology called fuel cells. But who wants to drive around in a large, slow and bulky solar powered vehicle or drive around in an atomic bomb? The most promising technology to date has b ...

(7 pages) 137 2 4.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Research Paper on Solar Power - includes work cited

Solar PowerFor millions of years the sun has wrapped the world in it's warmth and light, providing t ... eight seconds and is filled with little packets of energy called photons, which make utalizing this solar power possible.There are three main ways to collect solar power. The first two are called pass ... ating, thermal energy, and photovoltaics give the world many different ways to reap the benefits of solar power.Passive heating is one of the most common and free ways to heat a house. It only require ...

(9 pages) 213 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Alternative Energy

6 billion KWH in 1920 to 305.6 billion KWH in 1999, this is only eight percent of total consumption.Solar power is the energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy. The dire ... e energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy. The direct collection of solar energy involves artificial devices, called solar collectors, that are designed to collect the ...

(2 pages) 87 0 3.7 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Solar Feeder

Bo Haeberle, with his friends invented an innovative bird feeder that worked on solar power. The feeder used a small solar panel in its roof to build an electric charge. The Solar ... a typical product-driven approach, Bo and his friends started SDI, Inc. to produce and promote the solar feeder without having done any marketing plan. After several years of perseverance and some re ... direction.Identification of problems:Manufacturing & Production: The cost of production of the solar feeders is high and the process is quite time consuming. Though orders are accumulating, SDI i ...

(10 pages) 89 0 3.4 Jan/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

An Examination of Feasible Alternative Fuels.

their drawbacks. These alternatives include, but are not limited to, various batteries coupled with solar power, alcohols, gasohols, and both liquefied and gaseous natural gas, as well as hydrogen. As ... alternatively powered vehicles. Three types of vehicles are currently being developed not including solar powered vehicles. These include 100% electric vehicles, vehicles with range extending generato ...

(13 pages) 130 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Is Nuclear Energy the Best Alternative to Fossil Fuels?

Alternative sources of power are hydroelectrical power, solar power, wind power and nuclear power. Of these four alternatives, three requires the cooperatio ... t as high as that of nuclear power and it is unreliable as it is only as stable as its water supply.Solar panels harness the energy of the sun to produce electricity. Although sunlight may be abundant ... ese factors include cost, space and amount of exposure to bright sunlight. Electricity generated by solar power is four to ten times costlier than electricity generated by fossil fuels. Solar power re ...

(4 pages) 122 1 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Alternative Sources of Energy: Geothermal Power and Solar power

that is pumped in is too cold.(2)This brings us to another example of a renewable energy resource. Solar power is the energy from the sun. In fact, every minute, enough energy arrives at the Earth to ... rgy arrives at the Earth to meet the demands of a whole year.(3) There are three main ways of using solar power. Firstly, solar cells, or as they are really called "photovoltaic" or "photoelectric" ce ...

(5 pages) 103 1 3.8 Mar/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


energy from which is available on Earth in the form of electromagnetic radiation. The center of our Solar System fuels most types of our "renewable" energy resources. The simplest use of the Sun is to ... n the future. In some applications, however, it is the most economical alternative; and, of course, solar energy will be available for another five billion years! Solar power is energy from the sun. T ...

(3 pages) 632 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Nuclear Power

in solving the constant problem produced from oil generated power. Alternate energy sources such as solar power, wind power, and waterpower are some of the more popular energy choices that create very ...

(5 pages) 34 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Alternatives To Oil Drilling

d is so unpredictable it may not be able to fit the needs of a large number of people.There is also solar power. It is also pollution free and is fuel free. But, it is sunlight dependent, it has limit ...

(1 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Alternate Energies And Fuels

n absorb anything. There needs to be more focus on alternative and renewable energy sources such as solar energy, wind power and geothermal energy need to be more thoroughly examined by governments ar ... overnments around the world especially by the ones which are more behind the times.Energies such as solar power whose popularity is greatly improving need to be more researched by not only individuals ...

(10 pages) 118 0 4.3 Aug/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Nuclear power plants

r plants, and use it to research others ways of receiving power. For example, if the U.S. developed solar power more and made it less costly, as well are more convenient for the average person, then t ... the main source of energy, and towards the end of the century, new advances have been made such as solar power. I predict that in the upcoming century, many new advances will be made which will benef ...

(2 pages) 19 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Alternative Energy: Solar and Wind

vironmental friendly solutions that can easily meet the world's energy demands are wind turbine and solar power generators.IntroductionThe generation of electricity using renewable resources as oppose ... l fuels by GM, the health of our ecosystem has been steadily declining. Renewable resources such as solar and wind generated electricity provide both humans and the earth a better alternative than fos ...

(9 pages) 121 0 4.7 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Energy Resource Plan

back into the earth and is not wasted.Energy Sources and alternative energy sources should be used! Solar, thermo, hydropower, and wind power are all options! Solar power is the new wave of the future ... try to attempt the growing my own garden of spices. Finally for the bigger picture I would research solar panels for the house.Government actions I would incorporate an incentive plan for saving wetla ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Channel and Pricing Strategies

Channel and Pricing Strategies � PAGE �5� Channel and Pricing StrategiesFirst Solar wants to grow and expand in the German market. The marketing team has to make sure that the ne ... e sure that the needs of the customer will be met, and that they customers will be satisfied. Going solar will benefit the individual consumer. By taking into consideration the necessity of the produc ...

(5 pages) 111 0 0.0 Nov/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers