Month: April 2012

America’s Solar Energy Potential

America’s Solar Energy Potential http://www.americanenergyindependence.com/solarenergy.aspx Every hour, the sun radiates more energy onto the earth than the entire human population uses in one whole year. The technology required to harness the power of the sun is available now. Solar power alone could provide all of the energy Americans consume — there is no shortage of solar energy. The following paragraphs… Read more →

How Much Solar Energy Can We Harvest? © 2005 Dr Ron Nielsen

How Much Solar Energy Can We Harvest? © 2005 Dr Ron Nielsen http://home.iprimus.com.au/nielsens/solen.html INTRODUCTION The sun delivers about 7000 times more energy than we currently consume globally. However, we cannot cover the whole surface of the Earth with solar energy collectors. How much of this energy can we collect? Will it be enough to replace fossil fuels? An obvious application… Read more →