How much solar energy do we consume in a year?

Answer For the 2008 calendar year, domestic consumption of solar power was .091 quadrillion, or 91 trillion BTU, or British Thermal Units. In comparison, Americans consumed 81 trillion BTU in 2007. Statis... Read More »

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In what year was the first solar energy collector invented?

The first solar energy collector or photovoltaic cell was built by Charles Fritts in 1883. The cell was only able to convert about 1 percent of the sun's light into energy. It was a selenium-based ... Read More »

How to Live Sustainably With Solar Energy (Solar Photovoltaic / P.V. Electric Power)?

large solar panelsSolar energy is an easy-to-use, generally safe, clean, and renewable resource. Here's how to make the most of it for living off the grid, in a developing country, or even outside.... Read More »

Which company provides solar energy systems in California with solar panel installation?

You can see a list of NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certified installers at Using a NABCEP certified installer insures that the installer ... Read More »

How much energy does a ceiling fan consume?

Ceiling fan energy usage varies by the size of the fan. As of October 2009, a 36-inch fan used 55 watts while a 56-inch used 100 watts. Ceiling fans use the same wattage as light bulbs.Source:Ceili... Read More »