When we talk about solar energy, we think of the energy radiated from the Sun which is converted into electricity. The largest producer of solar energy in the world is China, with 130 gigawatts of installed converters. The advantage of solar energy is that it is renewable, sustainable and clean form of energy. The renewability is almost instantaneous and it can be produced even without direct sunlight. Solar power is produced in solar panels, a group of solar cells, whose capacity depends on the size.
- Solar radiation comes directly from the sun. People like Elon Musk have called the sun a nuclear reactor in the sky.
- Currently China is leading the world with 130 gigawatts of solar output.
- If China was generating all it’s solar at one time it would have enough energy to power the United Kingdom many times over.
“Renewable energy is energy whose source never runs out. We can never use up the energy source completely.”