Solar Energy, definition of
- Solar Energy
Electromagnetic energy transmitted from the sun (solar radiation). The amount that reaches the earth is equal to one billionth of total solar energy generated, or the equivalent of about 420 trillion kilowatt-hours.
Solar energy is the major driver of Earth's environment. About one 1kw per hour per meter square makes it way to the ground. Changes in solar energy over extended periods contributes to environmental shifts (Ice Ages).
EcoWho Articles where 'Solar Energy' used:
EcoWho blog posts where 'Solar Energy' used:
- How does solar power work?
We explain how solar power works and how it can be used to provide clean renewable power.
- Solar Power Facts
Establish the facts around solar power. This article explains the pros and cons of having a solar power system for your home, and how to work out the costs.
- What is Climate?
We ask: what is climate? and how we experience the climate effects how we think about it.
- Home Ventilation Techniques
Home Ventilation improves the quality of living in your home, we look at the ventilation system options available.
- Mould Prevention, do it yourself tips
Preventing mould in your house without using expensive chemicals or solutions, managing it the DIY way.
- Climategate, what is going on?
Global warming, climate change, greenhouse effect and climategate; how 'valid' is the climate science?
- Solar Energy - how you can use the Sun
The Sun's Energy can be used in way different ways, we look at the various options available.
- Solar Power - the facts about setting up Solar Power
Solar Power systems installed at the home or office can reduce environmental impact. How solar panel systems work is described and how you and the environment benefit.
- Carbon Offsets, what they are and how they help
Carbon offsets can help with reducing overall carbon emissions by possibly balancing out the carbon impact on the environment. This article goes into more detail on the subject.
- Ecologically Sustainable Development, what it is and how you can do it
Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) is defined and explained in detail in this article; and how it helps you to be more green and eco friendly.
- The facts about Water Tanks
Water tanks, all the information you need to know about storing water and the best ways to use water around the house.
- Solar Water heating, how it works and the options available
Solar hot water heating uses the sun to heat hot water. We explain what the hot water heating options are, their advantages and costs.
- Food toxicity and how it effects you
Foods we eat can contain health risks by toxic environment contamination where they are grown or processed. This article discusses the various issues around food toxicity and how to minimize health effects.
- What is Passive Solar?
Passive solar building design is explained and how passive solar principals are used to design green homes and buildings, and save you money.
- Green Home Building and Ecology in Australia
Info and sites that help with building a sustainable and green home in Australia and useful government agencies to be aware of. Also advice on dealing with architects and builders.
- Keeping your home Cool in Summer or Warm in Winter for free!
How to keep cool or warm in your home by design, either in Summer or Winter, whilst reducing costs to you and the Earth..
- Alternative Solar Energy
Alternative Solar Energy - this phrase often creates images of hippies and flower power... We look at what it really means.
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