It is hard to believe that there are villages where people still live without electricity and other basic facilities like toilets and water. This is the harsh truth that inhabitants of several third world countries have to grapple with everyday. Technology has helped in turning the world into a village and every individual has the right of ripping the benefits offered by tech.
Almost all of us are familiar with solar power energy generating systems. Springing up all over the place these days, these systems generate electricity from the sun’s rays. They absorb the sunlight and convert it into usable energy, which is then transmitted to millions of households in the nearby regions. Consider this astounding fact. The sun sends over 42 trillion kilocalories of energy to Earth. Converting 100% of this energy into electricity would create enough power for the earth for a whole year. And this can be achieved in just one hour. So imagine the amount of power we would be able to generate from solar power on a daily […]
The solar power industry has witnessed a rapid growth in the recent past. The growth of the industry can be gauged with success of leading players like SunPower and SolarCity that are hitting the headlines with their innovations in home construction.
Imagine a person connected to the Internet via a Smartphone plugged on to a solar tree. This is really happening in Israel where the broad leaves of the tree are actually solar panels that can provide multiple advantages, such as drinking fountain, USB outlets, electric outlets, and Wi-Fi, to the passers-by.
The large population in South Asian countries is putting a lot of pressure on the energy infrastructure in those countries and it is time to think about viability of alternative source of energy such as solar energy. Positive point for many of the countries here such as India is that there is no lack of sunshine throughout the year, and it can be utilized to provide electricity to millions of poor people in these countries.
Solar energy has taken the place of nuclear energy on earth, and now it has done the same in the space as well. Solar power is a good and a safer alternative to nuclear power that can be quite dangerous. With the inception of Rosetta, a solar-powered spacecraft, it is proved solar energy is an efficient alternative not only for earth but for the space as well.
Internet has brought a new revolution of technology affecting every part of our lives, be it social or professional. Technically, the most important factor for smooth working of internet is the speed and the easy accessibility. To boost internet access in Zambia, Facebook has launched a new mobile app in collaboration with a host of telecommunications partners. This app will provide the people with the information related to career, healthcare and weather forecasts.
Sun is the ultimate source of life fostering energy. Other forms of energies may be considered a transformed version of solar energy. The energy trapped inside fossil fuels are also a form of changed solar energy but it causes pollution by emitting carbon dioxide. Solar energy produced by solar panels and photovoltaic cells are considered to be the cleanest form of energy that we can use. It is true that solar energy is cleaner than fossil fuels as it does not create as much pollution as them.