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Free Solar Energy
Technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, molten salt power plants and artificial photosynthesis.
Solar Energy is an important source of renewable energy. Its technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on how they capture and distribute solar energy or convert it into solar power.
Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic systems, concentrated solar power and solar water heating to harness the energy.
Passive solar techniques include
- Orienting a building to the Sun,
- Selecting materials with favorable thermal mass or light-dispersing properties,
- And finally, designing spaces that naturally circulate air.
The large magnitude of solar energy available makes it a highly appealing source of electricity.
The United Nations Development Program in its 2000 World Energy Assessment found that the annual potential of solar energy was 1,575–49,837 exajoules (EJ).
This is several times larger than the total world energy consumption, which was 559.8 EJ in 2012.
In 2011, the International Energy Agency said that “the development of affordable, inexhaustible and clean solar energy technologies will have huge longer-term benefits.
First of all, it will increase countries energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and mostly import-independent resource.
It will also enhance sustainability, reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating global warming.
Keep fossil fuel prices lower than otherwise.
But, Most of all, These advantages are global.
Hence the additional costs of the incentives for early deployment should be considered learning investments. They must be wisely spent and need to be widely shared”.