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Renewable Energy

Do scientists know how many solar modules there are in the US? What about the world?

This last year approximately 1.7 million solar modules were installed in the United States*. Around the world even millions more were installed in just one year. *Solar Energy Industries...

Can you put solar modules on cars?

Yes, there are a few experimental cars that are completely run off solar modules. Additionally Toyota is trying to put solar on top of their Prius to see if it can help power the parts of the...

Can you put solar modules on rocket ships?

Yes. All satellites and space stations have solar modules. This was one of the first uses of solar energy. The solar modules used in space are very expensive but are extremely important. The...

Can you put solar modules on water?

Yes. Sharp helped install one solar system over a pond at a vineyard. It’s a water reclamation pond and it’s now helping to produce electricity. There is also an experimental solar array...

What other forms of energy sources are there?

Geothermal and biomass are two examples. Geothermal power is energy generated by heat stored in the earth. The largest geothermal field is located in California. That power plant...

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