Focus on solar energy : ages 15-18

Updated on 02.29.2024

20 min read

High School
Life and earth sciences
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Planète Énergies offers you a feature report dedicated to solar . First, we introduce the two main forms of photovoltaic and thermal solar power, followed by its expansion around the world with the major photovoltaic -producing countries, as well as the share of solar power in the global .


The Two Types of Solar Energy.

Photovoltaic technology directly converts sunlight into electricity. Solar thermal technology harnesses its heat. These different technologies both tap the Sun’s energy, locally and in large-scale solar farms.

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The Growth of Photovoltaic Solar Power Around the World

Alongside wind, photovoltaic solar power is the fastest developing energy source worldwide. But it’s going to need to pick up speed to achieve the “carbon neutrality” objective by 2050, which means no more CO2 emissions than the planet can absorb. To get there, more gigantic photovoltaic farms need to be installed and more building-integrated systems added to parking lot canopies, public buildings and people’s homes.

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Solar energy quiz

Test your knowledge on the solar energy!

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Solar energy: ages 15-18

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