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Solar Panels/Solar Power

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Solar Panel/ Power Plants Matt Laura http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/projects/vss/docs/power/1-how-do-solar-panels-convert.html http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090223083354.htm Efficiency of Solar Panels A household solar panel will convert
14% of solar energy into electrical energy. http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1329/ Scientists have recently developed a 40% efficient solar panel, but with expensive materials, this may not be common for many. 10,400 Btu (heat content) per kWh - this is the current effeciency for coal factories producing electricity (this translates to around 35% efficiency) http://www.fastcoexist.com/1678514/where-can-you-put-solar-panels-almost-anywhere-you-want Can you put solar panels in Connecticut? If so, what condition should the enviornment around it be like? For optimal efficiency from your solar panel(s), it is best to direct them facing the south. This lets the most amount of light into the panel throughout the day, causing a greater energy supply. http://www.fastcoexist.com/1678514/where-can-you-put-solar-panels-almost-anywhere-you-want Suprisingly, solar panels do not need a "perfect enviornment" at all! Some people mistake heat as the energy being converted in a solar panel. However, light is the only energy that plays a role in this conversion. Another benefit to solar panels is that even if you live in a cloudy, foggy area, they will still work to an efficient level. Scientist have produced a newer solar panel with ambient lighting, which allows light to surpass the blockage from clouds. This diagram shows the areas in
the U.S. where solar panels function
to their full potential, but the climate isn't suitable for them. You can practically have a working solar panel anywhere! Vocab regarding Solar Panels Efficiency - the ratio of the work done or energy developed by a machine, engine, etc., to the energy supplied to it Electrical Energy -energy made availbale by the flow of electric charge through a conductor http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/electrical+energy?s=t http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/efficiency?s=t http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/solar%20energy?&o=100074&s=t&ld=-2147483648 Conversion - change in character, form, or function http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/conversion?s=ts Despite the low efficiency of solar panels compared
to burning coal, solar energy is a renewable resource,
unlike the burning of coal. Also, solar panels can take effect almost anywhere in the world. Solar panels consist of silcon photovoltaic cells
electrons within the silicon excite
conduct through wires as electricity
panel includes large storage batteries THIS IS A GOODWEBSITE WTH DIFFERENT CLASSIFICATIONS AND STUFF. I DONT REALLY NEED BUT YOU GUYS MIGHT.
http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Solar_power
interesting facts:
http://ezinearticles.com/?Solar-Energy-and-Solar-Power-Plants---Facts-That-Will-Astound-You---Part-1&id=2880845 photovoltaic cells THESE SEEM IMPORTANT What is Needed? Sun
Photovoltaic Cells
Some open space (roof,
field, front yard, etc. How it Creates Electricity Solar power and panels should absolutely be used in Connecticut Because Solar Panels :
Can be placed anywhere
Easily make up for expense
Do not need too much room( if you have a roof, you're all set)
Renewable resource
Most of all, solar energy does not release harmful greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, into our atmosphere
One home with solar panels found that they "annually offset at least 21,000 pounds of carbon dioxide" Pros Cons http://earth911.com/news/2007/10/15/pros-and-cons-of-solar-power/ http://www.clean-energy-ideas.com/articles/pros_and_cons_of_solar_energy.html http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/04/solar-photovoltaics-pros-cons/ Solar energy, or energy from the sun, is collected through solar power plants and solar panels. Although it takes up only 1% of our energy, it is a growing energy source. No Pollution

Cheaper Overall

Less Consumption

Tax Breaks

Nearly Maintenence Free

Energy Credits

Sustainable and Renewable

Silent High Price

Climate Variability

Aesthetics

Not Full-Time Solar energy is obviously emitted from the sun, and can be collected anywhere where sunlight is available. http://www.cl-p.com/home/saveenergy/rebates/solarenergy.aspx Here in CT, many houses run off of solar energy because of today's most advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) systems which can convert up to one third of the power of the sunlight they receive into electrical energy for a home. http://articles.courant.com/2011-12-23/business/hc-malloy-solar-power-20111223_1_renewable-energy-solar-power-plants-cl-p Governor Malloy of CT recently approved the plan for two solar power plants to be built, one in East Lyme and another in Somers. They should begin production of this renewable energy source within the beginning of 2014. photovoltaic cells
Many different types of power plants- all bascially function the same way MATT MAKE SURE YOU KINOW EXACTLY WHATA LL THESE CONFUSING WORDS MEAN ALSO NEEDS A URL. THE OTHER ONES SHOULD BE IN MLA IN A BIBLIOGRAPHY TOO Solar energy-energy emitted by the Sun that is collected by solar panels and converted to electricity WORDY WORDY WORDY http://solartribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/etftrends.com-solar-radiation.jpg http://shredalex.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/sun-with-sunglasses-thumb5826306.jpg http://www.bls.gov/green/solar_power/ http://www.bls.gov/green/solar_power/ http://www.bls.gov/green/solar_power/ http://www.bls.gov/green/solar_power/ http://www.bls.gov/green/solar_power/ http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b4/The_Sun_by_the_Atmospheric_Imaging_Assembly_of_NASA%27s_Solar_Dynamics_Observatory_-_20100819.jpg/628px-The_Sun_by_the_Atmospheric_Imaging_Assembly_of_NASA%27s_Solar_Dynamics_Observatory_-_20100819.jpg https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSDVXiKFQmahfi8iJ9OGG4bElJhTujlUWm66QC_2ub7_JJTBTv12Q https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR9zAsLG-XKMgKZK2sCLMsSrQPFNnRMUgzREFX4HO0q_QxSMfN8 https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSH2xAxjcX2p5XSDnXZ1NZ0oXqwzpHS6djLFpiZk1xyj9HnGiBxwQ https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQGnILOxMA9p2ZIOj0lP1RyUZ7qZnb8T6uK6zAYe2MkCjqDIn0B9A https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRMF4xkU6e4GzuWz68up8lobXE7ZJLbsNSkL3NNJsRxnR_S2wejSg Solar/Light Energy - energy derived from the sun in the form of solar radiation so everywhere... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/solar/house.html http://www.finetubes.co.uk/case-studies/gemasolar-the-worlds-first-commercial-solar-power-plant-which-can-generate/ Solar Power Plants & Solar Panels By: Matt McDonald, Laura Spineti and Kyle Sullivan Period C - Mrs. Cassidy Conversion - change in character, form, or function Vocab regarding Solar Panels Efficiency - the ratio of the work done or energy developed by a machine, engine, etc., to the energy supplied to it Electrical Energy -energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor How it Creates Electricity photovoltaic cells
Many different types of power plants- all bascially function the same way http://www.bls.gov/green/solar_power/ http://www.bls.gov/green/solar_power/ http://www.bls.gov/green/solar_power/ http://www.bls.gov/green/solar_power/ http://www.bls.gov/green/solar_power/ What is Needed? Sun
Photovoltaic Cells
Some open space (roof,
field, front yard, etc. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b4/The_Sun_by_the_Atmospheric_Imaging_Assembly_of_NASA%27s_Solar_Dynamics_Observatory_-_20100819.jpg/628px-The_Sun_by_the_Atmospheric_Imaging_Assembly_of_NASA%27s_Solar_Dynamics_Observatory_-_20100819.jpg https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSDVXiKFQmahfi8iJ9OGG4bElJhTujlUWm66QC_2ub7_JJTBTv12Q Efficiency of Solar Panels Almost anywhere! Solar energy is obviously emitted from the sun, and can be collected anywhere where sunlight is available. Pros No Pollution

Cheaper Overall

Less Consumption

Tax Breaks

Nearly Maintenence Free

Energy Credits

Sustainable and Renewable

Silent Cons High Price

Climate Variability

Aesthetics

Not Full-Time Solar power and panels should absolutely be used in Connecticut. http://solartribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/etftrends.com-solar-radiation.jpg http://shredalex.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/sun-with-sunglasses-thumb5826306.jpg Because Solar Panels :
Can be placed anywhere
Cost effective
Do not need too much room( if you have a roof, you're all set)
Renewable resource
Most of all, solar energy does not release harmful greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, into our atmosphere
One home with solar panels found that they "annually offset at least 21,000 pounds of carbon dioxide" https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQGnILOxMA9p2ZIOj0lP1RyUZ7qZnb8T6uK6zAYe2MkCjqDIn0B9A https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRMF4xkU6e4GzuWz68up8lobXE7ZJLbsNSkL3NNJsRxnR_S2wejSg Can you put solar panels in Connecticut? If so, what condition should the enviornment around it be like? http://www.fastcoexist.com/1678514/where-can-you-put-solar-panels-almost-anywhere-you-want Solar Panel/ Power Plants Solar panels consist of silcon photovoltaic cells
electrons within the silicon excite
conduct through wires as electricity
panel includes large storage batteries Solar energy, or energy from the sun, is collected through solar power plants and solar panels. Although it takes up only 1% of our energy, it is a growing energy source. https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR9zAsLG-XKMgKZK2sCLMsSrQPFNnRMUgzREFX4HO0q_QxSMfN8 https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSH2xAxjcX2p5XSDnXZ1NZ0oXqwzpHS6djLFpiZk1xyj9HnGiBxwQ Photovoltaic - a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors Kyle's Bibliography Chasteen, Stephanie, and Rima Chaddha. "How Do Solar Panels Work?" PBS. PBS, 24 Apr. 2007. Web. 20 Mar. 2013. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/how-solar-cell-works.html>.

Crossley, Leonor. "Information on Solar Panels for Kids." EHow. Demand Media, 03 Jan. 2010. Web. 21 Mar. 2013.

"Growth of Solar Power in the United States." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 201. Web. 18 Mar. 2013.

"How Solar Cells Work." HowStuffWorks. HowStuffWorks, n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2013.

Teacher Advisory Board, comp. Secondary Energy Infobook. Herndon, VA: NEED Project, 2005. Print.

Tsport100. "Stirling Dish 500MW Solar Power Plant." YouTube. YouTube, 11 Nov. 2007. Web. 15 Mar. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTQ4cFn5sX>

Williamson, Norma, and Alan Williamson. "This Solar House." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2013. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/solar/house.html>.

Wysession, Michael, David V. Frank, and Sophia Yancopoulos. Prentice Hall Physical Science: Concepts in Action with Earth and Space Science. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006. Print. Where is Solar Energy Collected? Requirements: Sunlight and Solar Panels. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&q=sunlight+being+collected&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.44158598,d.dmQ&biw=1024&bih=658&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=PfBQUYOQFarP0gHEnIGwDQ#um=1&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=photovoltaic+cells&oq=photovoltaic+cells&gs_l=img.3..0l3j0i5l3j0i24l4.9330.14205.0.14350.18.13.0.5.5.0.73.775.13.13.0...0.0...1c.1.7.img.0elCn50TzzQ&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.44158598,d.dmQ&fp=6f99e90bebe9a211&biw=1024&bih=658&imgrc=jWl1WbAJEoRbvM%3A%3BZfDU_6K0mPWKTM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fmedia.treehugger.com%252Fassets%252Fimages%252F2011%252F10%252Fnrel-photovoltaic.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.treehugger.com%252Frenewable-energy%252F40-efficient-solar-cells-they-are-being-used-back-on-earth.html%3B468%3B294 http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=sunlight&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=EvFQUeHeINTv0QGU94CQCw&biw=1024&bih=658&sei=FPFQUenVCKyB0QHL1oBo#um=1&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=sunlight+on+ct+hills&oq=sunlight+on+ct+hills&gs_l=img.3...7223.8231.6.8386.7.7.0.0.0.0.55.351.7.7.0...0.0...1c.1.7.img.HlKoPsjvQ0k&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.44158598,d.dmQ&fp=6f99e90bebe9a211&biw=1024&bih=658&imgrc=iM0hSgbjrmQAAM%3A%3B-v30lsepvx533M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.wallchan.com%252Fimages%252Fsandbox%252F22351-sunlight-on-the-hill.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.wallchan.com%252Fwallpaper%252F22351%252Fdownload%252F%3B1920%3B1080 Current Places Solar Energy is Used in CT Homes - All over CT, including Haddam&Killingworth.

Agriculture - Many greenhouse, and farms.

Power Plants (soon)- East Lyme and Somers.

Businesses & Schools - Haddam Killingworth MS http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/no-money-down-solar-lease-program-announced-in-connecticut.html http://www.123rf.com/photo_13539409_rows-of-solar-panels-in-small-solar-power-plant.html http://www.killingworthtoday.com/image/garden/solar.jpg Current Uses of Solar Energy Water

Industry

Heat

Transportation

Consumer Products http://www.ryman.co.uk/1201072071/Casio-JF-120TM-Semi-Desk-Calculator/Product Energy Conversions Uses light from the sun to free electrons
Electrons become excited and move across a semiconductor
This creates the electrical output http://www.prlog.org/10149448-another-sunpower-solar-panel-installation-in-purchase-ny.jpg http://ctsolarservices.com/images/DanEricPanel1.jpg http://naturalbuildingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/solar-panels.jpg http://alaskastatesociety.com/images/experience-alaska.jpg Laura's Bibliography Bocchine, Sheila . "Pros & Cons of Solar Panels/Power." Earth911. Infinity Resources, 15 Oct. 2007. Web. 23 Jan. 2013. <http://earth911.com/news/2007/10/15/pros-and-cons-of-solar-power/>.

Gosselin, Kennith R. "Largest-Ever Solar Projects Approved by State." Courant.com. Hartford Courant, 23 Nov. 2011. Web. 23 Mar. 2013. <http://articles.courant.com/2011-12-23/business/hc-malloy-solar-power-20111223_1_renewable-energy-solar-power-plants-cl-p>.

Raby, Ana. "Power Your Home with Energy From the Sun." Connecticut Light&Power. Northeast Utilities Service Company, 3 Jan. 2013. Web. 23 Mar. 2013. <http://www.cl-p.com/home/saveenergy/rebates/solarenergy.aspx>.

Siegal, RP. "Solar Photovoltaics: Pros and Cons." TriplePundit. TriplePundit, 5 Apr. 2012. Web. 23 Mar. 2013. <http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/04/solar-photovoltaics-pros-cons/>.

Wysession, Michael, David V. Frank, and Sophia Yancopoulos. Prentice Hall Physical Science: Concepts in Action with Earth and Space Science. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006. Print. Solar > Kinetic > Electrical A household solar panel is about 14% efficient
Scientists have recently produced 40% efficient solar panels
Coal plants are about 35% efficient http://www.webcyclez.com/wp-content/themes/classifiedstheme/thumbs/orig_Solar_panel_roof2.jpg Does not need a "perfect enviornment"
Face solar panels to the south for optimal efficiency
Ambient lighting will recieve sunlight through blockage http://www.livestrong.com/article/171023-conversion-of-solar-energy-into-electrical-energy/ Matt's Bibliography "JAN 30." 80% Efficient Solar Panel?! Works at Night?! N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2013. <http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1329/>.
LIVESTRONG. "Conversion of Solar Energy Into Electrical Energy." LIVESTRONG.COM. LIVESTRONG, n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2013. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/171023-conversion-of-solar-energy-into-electrical-energy/>.
"Power System." How Do Solar Panels Convert the Sun's Energy into Electricity? N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2013. <http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/projects/vss/docs/power/1-how-do-solar-panels-convert.html>.
"Where Can You Put Solar Panels? Almost Anywhere You Want." Co.Exist. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2013. <http://www.fastcoexist.com/1678514/where-can-you-put-solar-panels-almost-anywhere-you-want>.
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