Solar energy: a bright future
The amount of solar energy received by planet Earth in one hour is as much energy as the whole of civilization uses in one year. We must harvest this renewable energy as effectively and efficiently as possible. In this presentation, Prof George King from the University of Manchester will describe solar energy from its birth in the centre of the Sun through its journey to Earth to the harnessing of this energy by various technologies. This involves a wide range of physical principles from nuclear fusion to radiation physics and thermodynamics. Ways in which solar energy can be stored when the Sun is not shining will also be described.
Image credit: NASA/SDO/Goddard Spaceflight Center
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