Solar energy produces electricity by generating copious amounts of heat, which is channeled through electrical conductors and transformed into electrical power. Solar heat collectors, cooling towers and photovoltaic pane... More »

One fact for kids about solar energy is that it is energy harvested from the sun. When the sun's rays, also known as solar radiation, reach the Earth, the energy is converted using appropriate technology into heat and el... More » Science Physics Electricity

According to the Environment Protection Agency, solar energy is defined as energy derived from the sun's radiation. Solar energy sustains life on earth. It is also becoming increasingly common that this energy is convert... More »

Fossil fuel power stations work through a process in which the fuels are burned in order to produce heat, which is then converted into mechanical energy and eventually transformed into electricity. Some examples of fossi... More »

The advantages of solar power include the energy independence it bestows on its users, quiet energy production, the lack of negative effects on the environment, and its overall cost. On the other hand, the high initial c... More » Science Environmental Science Natural Resources

Wind power produces economic, energy and environmental benefits: it serves as a domestic fuel source, operates without burning coal and fossil fuels and provides a steady source of electricity. Wind energy comes primaril... More »

Disadvantages of solar energy include taking up a lot of space, unsightliness and costing a large amount of money to power buildings. While solar energy has some advantages compared to other power sources, the costs are ... More »