Does solar energy produce harmful waste?

Answer On One Hand: Directly, NoAccording to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, using solar energy does not produce any harmful waste or environmental pollution as a byproduct. The benefit of sol... Read More »

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How much energy can a 144-square-foot solar panel produce?

A 144-square-foot solar panel array would have the equivalent of 20,736 feet of solar panels. In ideal conditions a square foot of solar panel will produce between 8 and 10 watts. Multiplied by 20,... Read More »

What Are Devices That Use Semiconductors to Produce Electricity From Solar Energy?

The word photovoltaic comes from words meaning light and electricity. So photovoltaic (PV) panels earn their name by converting light to electricity. Specifically, solar PV converts sunlight to ele... Read More »

How much energy does America waste?

Simple actions, such as installing energy efficient appliances throughout the home, could help Americans waste less energy. In 2002, an average American family wasted approximately $150 annually on... Read More »

How many tons of hazardous waste does each person produce per year in the United States?

Each person in the United States produced approximately 0.155 tons of hazardous waste annually in 2007, the last year for which statistics are available. During that year, 46,693,000 tons of hazard... Read More »