FUEL FOR THOUGHT

 

Click on the links below to answer the questions.
Each question should become a heading of a section in your brochure.

http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter15.html

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_energy

http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=solar_home-basics

http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/technology_and_impacts/energy_technologies/how-solar-energy-works.html

http://www.altenergy.org/renewables/renewables.html

http://www.alternative-energy-geek.com/

 

 

  1. What scientific principle allows the technology to work?
  2. What type of equipment /power plant is used to create the energy?  Explain how it works.
  3. How efficient is the technology?
  4. How is the technology currently being used?
  5. Is the technology available commercially?
  6. What is the price range of various models?
  7. Is energy storage required? If so, in what form? (i.e. batteries, hydrogen, grid interconnection)
  8. What are the advantages of this type of energy?
  9. What are the disadvantages of this type of energy?
  10. Would this be an appropriate energy for our area?  Why?
     

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