Solar Energy

Overview

What is a photovoltaic cell? How does a solar thermal power station work? Where is solar power used around the world? 'Fueling the Future' asks the questions that young people want answered. Each chapter contains a different question, so readers can develop their knowledge.
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Overview

What is a photovoltaic cell? How does a solar thermal power station work? Where is solar power used around the world? 'Fueling the Future' asks the questions that young people want answered. Each chapter contains a different question, so readers can develop their knowledge.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432915704
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Series: Fueling the Future Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,463,841
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: NC1020L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Why Do We Need Energy?     4
What Is Solar Energy?     6
How Do We Capture Light Energy from the Sun?     10
Where Do We Use Solar Cells?     12
How Do We Capture Heat from the Sun?     18
Where Do We Use Solar Thermal Energy?     20
What Are the Pros and Cons of Solar Energy?     24
What Is the Future of Solar Energy?     26
Solar Energy Timeline     28
Solar Energy Facts and Figures     29
Glossary     30
Find Out More     31
Index     32
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