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Focus on solar energy : ages 15-18

Focus on the solar energy : ages 15-18

The energy provided by solar radiation can be used in two forms: directly transformed into electricity by photovoltaic cells assembled in panels, or first transformed into heat that can be used in various forms. It can be accessed either from large industrial plants (solar parks) or on a small scale and locally. Along with wind and biomass, solar energy is one of the components of the new "energy mix" that must be put in place to achieve the energy transition and thus curb global warming. Like all energies, it requires the development of advanced and constantly evolving technologies, opening up new professions.

fr- Les deux formes du solaire

Photovoltaic technology directly converts sunlight into electricityForm of energy resulting from the movement of charged particles (electrons) through a conductor... . Solar thermal technology harnesses its heatIn the field of statistical thermodynamics today, heat refers to the transfer of the thermal agitation of the particles making up matter... . These different technologies both tap the Sun’s energy, locally and in large-scale solar farms.

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fr- Le solaire dans le mix énergétique mondial

Alongside wind, photovoltaic solar powerIn physics, power is the amount of energy supplied by a system per unit time. In simpler terms, power can be viewed as energy output... 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 CO2See Carbon Dioxid 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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