The sun provides enough energy in one minute to supply the world’s energy needs for one year
We often wonder why the world is still investing in fossil fuels when the power of sun is so much more powerful. In fact, you may be surprised to hear that the sun provides enough energy in one minute to supply the world’s energy needs for one year.
That means that in one day, it provides more energy than our current population would consume in 27 years or that the solar radiation striking the earth over a three-day period is equivalent to the energy stored in all fossil energy sources.
That’s a powerful fact. What’s more, the sun is a free, inexhaustible resource. Of course, we can’t harness all of that energy yet, but the renewable energy industry is constantly advancing and we’re learning new and better ways of extracting more of that energy. To give you an idea of how much the industry has progressed, in the mid 1950s a commercially available siliken solar cell had an efficiency of 2%, whereas they can now achieve 44.7%.
For more information about the latest solar technologies that SunGift can offer contact one of our design team at email@example.com or call 01392 23912.