Solar Energy – Solar Technology and Its Use Worldwide

Course Level 3: Advanced

Estimated Study Time: 1-2 hours

This course provides an introduction to solar technology, the consequences of using fossil fuels, and how to encourage the use of solar power. Solar energy involves harnessing the energy of the sun to either create electricity or to complete tasks that would have otherwise required electricity, such as lighting and heating. It is clean and renewable and the costs are continually decreasing.

This course teaches you about solar technologies that are used to capture the solar energy from the sun and how they can be implemented in homes, offices, schools, factories, and farms to lessen the soot, smog, acid rain, and mercury poisoning that plagues the earth as a result of burning fossil fuels. You will also learn about what barriers prevent more people from accessing and utilizing solar energy and what can be done to encourage the use of solar energy worldwide.

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