How Solar Power Works

The Earth is bathed in ample energy from the sun. This power plant in the sky can fulfill many times over all the needs for power in the world. It is free, it won’t run out and it is not generating carbon dioxide emissions. People can turn the sun rays into useful electricity. The energy turns into electrical current when the light hits certain materials.  The sun is a natural nuclear reactor that releases photons, tiny packets of energy. These photons travel from the sun to Earth over a distance of 93 million miles in only around 8.5 minutes. According to experts enough photons impact our planet every hour to generate as much solar energy to cover global energy needs …