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While everyone has probably heard the term “nuclear energy” and likely made jokes about nuclear energy pros and cons involving extra fingers, glowing skin, or Homer Simpson, knowing what nuclear energy actually is and what it does is far less common. As far as human participation goes, nuclear energy has been around since the beginning of World War II,...
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Solar panels turn sunlight into electricity. New technologies are making solar panels more efficient and more affordable than ever before. You now can easily find portable solar panels for home use, or portable solar panels for camping that allow you to generate electricity during an RV or a camping trip.What is a Portable Solar Panel? A solar panel is an...
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How Does a Solar Panel Work? Most people aren't aware of how long the technology behind solar panels has actually been around. Way back in 1839, French physicist Edmund Bequerel discovered the photoelectric effect that is the basis of the modern solar panel.However, the first real use of the photo electric effect to generate power happened over 100 years later...
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Since the Industrial Revolution, the use of machines by humans has produced gases and chemicals that are released into the environment. Today, carbon dioxide, or CO2, is the most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted by human technology use as a result of the chemical process of combustion. Fuel in cars and airplanes releases copious amounts of carbon dioxide into the...
Solar Panels Against The Deep Blue Sky
With constant talk of dwindling resources and serious issues with climate change, it's no wonder that an increasing number of people are looking for ways to save money, resources and the environment. One popular method is solar energy. Check out these solar energy facts to see if it's right for you. 1. Solar Power Has