American Solar Energy Society Reports We Don’t Need Much Real Estate to solve our energy problems. Just 9% of Mojave Desert, a patch of 100 square miles of open space covered with efficient solar panels. So that are will power all the electricity needs of the US.
First off, look up every morning to the single thing that provides the most energy to this planet. Thereby the Sun. Cause the sun’s heat and light gives an abundant source of energy. Energy that therefore can be harnessed in many ways. So over our world’s history, we have developed technologies to harness solar energy.
concentrating solar power systems
passive solar heating
solar hot water
solar process heat
space heating and cooling.
From village to large buildings, we have seen both large-scale applications and smaller ones. Even like the guy or family next door. Eh hem hi!!!
Homeowners can also use solar technologies for heating (home and water) and cooling. Use solar with the possibility to sell that excess electricity created to run “off-grid”. More interestingly or sell the extra electricity to their local utility company. Therefore we can all through solar improve our energy efficiency. As well, we can save money. Also and more importantly save our world and environment. All through solar technologies for generating electricity for any application.
Even using passive solar heat and daylight designing strategies help buildings become more efficient in the way they run.
So, concentrating that solar power is the trick. That’s why we use collecting systems. Systems therefore to create power plants that produce electricity. All most importantly, from the sun. This has always been a great economic opportunity for the United States. Also it’s for energy companies energy production / creation.
Other Solar Energy Basics
- Sunlight—through photovoltaic technology. It provides this building at Oberlin College with electricity.
- The Earth receives solar radiation every day at the upper atmosphere. Also and according to people smarter than me..
- 30% of solar energy reflected back to space while the rest absorbed by clouds. Also oceans and land masses. The spectrum of solar light at the Earth’s surface is mostly spread across the visible and near-infrared ranges with a small part in the near-ultraviolet.
As the US Department of Energy States:
Earth’s land surface, oceans and atmosphere absorb solar radiation. So this raises their temperature. Warm air containing evaporated water from the oceans rises. Thereby causing atmospheric circulation or convection. Then when the air reaches a high altitude, where the temperature is low, water vapor condenses into clouds. Then which rain on the Earth’s surface, completing the water cycle. As well, the latent heat of water condensation amplifies convection. Therefore it’s producing this atmospheric phenomena. For example, wind, cyclones and anti-cyclones.
Finally, Sunlight absorbed by the oceans and land masses keeps the surface at an average temperature of 14 °C. By photosynthesis green plants convert solar energy into chemical energy. One which produces food, wood and the biomass. That’s therefore which fossil fuels derived.
Which is stated by the International Climate Change Organization. That org sponsored United Nations Environment Program.
Furthermore, the Earth’s annual and global mean energy balance. Of the incoming solar radiation, 49% (168 Wm-2) absorbed surface. That heat returned to the atmosphere as sensible heat, as evapotranspiration (latent heat) and as thermal infrared radiation. Most of this radiation absorbed atmosphere. All which in turn emits radiation both up and down. The radiation lost to space comes from cloud tops and atmospheric regions much colder than the surface. This causes a greenhouse effect.
Also, Solar power technologies, from person home systems to large-scale concentrating solar power systems. All thereby have the potential to help meet growing energy needs. To as well give diversity and reliability in energy supplies.
(A) Green Jobs Says The American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
Finally, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation’s leading nonprofit association of solar professionals and grassroots advocates. In conclusion, their mission is therefore to speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. They therefore advance education, research and policy. Also inspiring the USA to go solar. Cause ASES Green Collar Jobs report forecasts 37 million jobs from renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) in U.S.A. This is ALL most noteworthy by 2030.
As well, U.S. renewable electricity grew to 19.7 percent of total installed capacity and 17.7 percent of total electricity generation in 2017, compared to 18.3 percent of total installed capacity and 15.6 percent of total electricity generation in 2016 according to the 2017 Renewable Energy Data Book, now in its 10th edition. Installed global renewable electricity capacity also continued to increase in 2017, representing 32.2 percent of total capacity worldwide.
- (Source: http://re.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pvgis/countries/europe/EU-Glob_opta_presentation.png, The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability)
- (Source) National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
- (Source: Natural Forcing of the Climate System, Climate Change 2001 http://www.grida.no/publications/other/ipcc_tar/?src=/climate/ipcc_tar/wg1/041.htm)
- ( Source: Kiehl and Trenberth, 1997: Earth’s Annual Global Mean Energy Budget, Bull. Am. Met. Soc. 78, 197-208. Taken From the website information attached: http://www.grida.no/publications/other/ipcc_tar/?src=/climate/ipcc_tar/wg1/041.htm)