Positive And Negative Impacts Of Solar Energy

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Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources such as sunlight, water, wind, and geothermal heat. A common form of renewable energy is solar energy. Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed by using technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, and more. The Sun releases pockets of energy called photons that travel from the Sun to the Earth in a matter of minutes. When photons hit a solar panel, they knock electrons lose from their atoms. An electric circuit is formed when conductors are attached to the positive and negative sides of the cell. As electrons flow through the circuit, it generates electricity. The more panels, the more electricity generated. Photovoltaic Solar Panels are made up of many solar cells. They are constructed similar to a battery with a positive and negative layer. Solar energy is growing around the world and can be used for everyday things. Small scale solar power is convenient because it eludes the need for gas and electrical outlets. A small panel can generate enough electricity to power stop signs and other signs used for road construction. Solar panels on rooftops can gather energy and are capable of heating homes/buildings, along with water. Although solar panels are clean and sustainable, there are some negative impacts they have on the environment. First, large scale solar companies run the risk of of land degradation and habitat loss. Solar panels have a smaller

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