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Energy Resources: Solar power __ You will find
general information about Solar power and energy for everything from drying
your clothes to heating water and making electricity. - illustrated - From
"How to make a solar
power generator" __ "Using parts easily available from the
internet ... and your local stores, you can make a small solar power
generator for $250 to $300. Great for power failures and life outside the
power grid." - illustrated - From rain.org -
Renewable Energy - Solar Energy, radiant/light energy, heat ...
__ Information for kids. "Solar energy can be converted into other forms of
energy, such as heat and electricity. In the 1830s, the British astronomer
John Herschel used a solar thermal collector box (a device that absorbs
sunlight to collect heat) to cook food during an expedition to Africa.
Today, people use the sun's energy for lots of things." - illustrated - From
__ "Solar power provides electrical generation by means of heat engines or
photovoltaics. Once converted its uses are only limited by human ingenuity."
You will find an encyclopedic article along with links to related materials.
- illustrated - From wikipedia -
Technologies Program: Concentrating Solar Power __ "The U.S.
Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program researches and
develops this clean, utility-scale solar thermal technology to foster our
nation's energy security." Learn about their research. - From
Power History __ "Ancient Egyptians built places to live that
allowed stored energy from the sun during the day, and a heat release during
the night. This kind of architecture heated homes at night while keeping the
temperature low during the day." And that is only the beginning of the
story. - From thinkquest.org -
Solar power history - Solar power examples - Solar power information
__ A basic introduction to Solar power and its history. - From