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The power of sunshine

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:07 pm
by Jane97
Solar power has become the in-thing for investors seeking to invest in the energy sector. There are hundreds of uses of solar energy. The solar energy has been used earlier to heat water and in solar furnaces. An ideal source of alternate energy, solar power has been considered to be a safe and popular form of energy.

Solar energy can be used in two ways: in the form of its heat or in the form of its light. As a source of heat, the solar energy can be used to heat water as well as to cook food. The sun’s light, on the other hand, can be used to convert into electricity with the help of photovoltaic devices. Photovoltaic devices are non-mechanical silicon devices that absorb the photons of the sunlight and release electrons around the nucleus, generating electricity.

With the world energy needs on the rise, the solar energy is growing in popularity. This is evident in the growing solar investments. Photovoltaic devices and the solar power plants form some of the best solar investments of late.

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