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Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun. It is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies. There are many forms of solar energy.
Renewable energy and its technologies are broadly characterized as either passive or active solar. Depending on how they capture and distribute solar energy they will convert it into solar power. Active solar techniques include the use of concentrated solar power and solar water heating to harness the energy. Passive solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun, selecting materials with favorable thermal mass and designing spaces that naturally circulate air.
The large magnitude of solar energy available makes it a highly appealing source of electricity. The United Nations Development Programme in its 2000 World Energy Assessment found that the annual potential of solar energy was 1,57549,837 exajoules. This is several times larger than the total world energy consumption, which was 559.8 in 2012.
In 2011, inexhaustible and clean solar energy technologies will have huge longer-term benefits. It will increase countries energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and keep fossil fuel prices lower than otherwise. These advantages are global. The additional costs of the incentives for early deployment should be considered learning investments. They must be wisely spent and need to be widely shared.
The Earth receives 174,000 terawatts (TW) of incoming solar radiation at the upper atmosphere. The clouds, oceans and land masses aborb 30% of the upper atmosphere. The solar light at the Earth’s surface is mostly spread across the visible and near-infrared ranges. Most of the world’s population live in areas with insolation levels of 150-300 watts/m, or 3.5-7.0 kWh/m per day.
Solar radiation is absorbed by the Earth’s land surface, oceans which cover about 71% of the globe and atmosphere. Warm air containing evaporated water from the oceans rises. Causes atmospheric circulation or convection. When the air reaches a high altitude, water vapor condenses into clouds, which makes it rain, completing the water cycle. The latent heat of water condensation amplifies convection, producing atmospheric phenomena such as wind. Sunlight absorbed by the oceans and land masses keeps the surface at an average temperature of 14°C. Green plants convert solar energy into chemically stored energy, which produces food, wood and the biomass, from which fossil fuels are derived.
The total solar energy absorbed by Earth’s, oceans and land masses is approximately 3,850,000 exajoules per year. In 2002, this was more energy in one hour than the world used in one year. Photosynthesis captures approximately 3,000 per year in biomass. The amount of solar energy reaching the surface of the planet is so vast that in one year it is about twice as Earth’s non-renewable resources.
Active solar techniques use, concentrated solar power, and pumps and fans to convert sunlight into useful outputs. Passive solar techniques include selecting materials with favorable thermal properties. They design spaces for naturally circulate air. Then referencing the position of a building to the Sun. Active solar technologies increase the supply of energy. Passive solar technologies reduce the need for alternate resources.
In 2000, the United Nations Development Program and World Energy Council published an estimate of the potential solar energy. Humans could use each year that took into account factors such as insolation and the land. The estimate found that solar energy has a global potential of 1,57549,837 per year.