According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, solar power can involve generating current directly from the action of ultraviolet radiation on treated silicon using the sun's heat to boil water and drive an electric... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

Two locations where students can learn about solar power are Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut. Online courses in solar technology are available f... More » Business & Finance Careers Career Aspirations

When sunlight is introduced to the solar cells located within solar-powered shingles, photons released by the sun are absorbed, in turn releasing electrons that create an electrical current. The electricity produced then... More » Home & Garden Outdoor

The sun produces heat and electromagnetic radiation as a product of the fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium nuclei. The radiation produced covers most of the electromagnetic spectrum, including visible, ultraviolet and... More »

Solar power, or the conversion of the sun's energy into electricity, is sustainable and renewable. The conversion process is silent and emission free and, solar panels usually require little maintenance. However, the sun... More »

Solar powered water pumps convert solar energy from the sun into electricity to run water circulating pumps. Surface pumps move water from bodies of water through pipes above ground. Submersible pumps bring water up from... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

Wave power refers to power or energy harnessed from the waves in a body of water, most commonly the ocean. This energy is difficult to harness, so wave power stations are rare. More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability