Ahhh- the delicious sun!
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo
“Using the power of the sun to heat your water is one of the simplest ways that you can make your home more energy efficient. Heating water usually accounts for 40 percent of an average family’s monthly energy costs. Converting to inexpensive solar thermal water heating is a great first step that will not only allow us to utilize a much more clean, affordable and sustainable source of energy, it will also create jobs and help our nation to become more energy independent.” by Rhonda Winter Whole article
Fun info about Solar Power, Electricity and Energy.
Da Vinci predicted a solar industrialization as far back as 1447.
A world record was set in 1990 when a solar powered aircraft flew 4060km across the USA, using no fuel.
Accounting for only 5 percent of the world’s population, Americans consume 26 percent of the world’s energy.
About 2 billion people in the world are currently without electricity.
About 30% of our total energy consumption is used to heat water.
Electric ovens consume the most amount of electricity, followed by microwaves and central air conditioning. (info from Facts-about-Solar-energy.com)
Solar Energy Articles – list from Facts-about-Solar-energy.com
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