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Solar by Mind Map: Solar
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Anytime sun is available

Daylight hours

When no sun is available

Using stored energy already captured


Already using it

We need the energy now


Sunny climates

Southern States

Top of buildings

Residential Houses


Green Houses

Heats buildings

Power Plants

Solar Pane Fields


Satellites with Solar Cells

Anywhere with sun

Problem with harnessing it

Easier to find it


Solar Water Heating

Heats piping

Water runs through piping

Solar Cells

Captures sunlight, Converts to electrical energy, Converts to thermal energy

Solar Furnaces

Dish shaped, Used to create thermal energy

Paraffin wax and Glauber's salt

Storage materials for thermal energy


Abundant Supply

We only use a fraction of what's available

It can never be used up

Clean energy

Not rely on fossil fuels

Results in cleaner air

Reduces pollution

Already have the technology

It's been in use for decades

New technology can be created

We'll run out of other energy supplies

Need something to take place of what we're using now

The world has to go on

What is it?


Sunlight into electrical energy

Solar Cells, Crystalline Silicon Cells

Least expensive form of electricity, Lights & Household Appliances, Water Pumps, Satellites, Calculators & Wristwatches, Road & Traffic Signs

Concentrating Solar Power

Dish/Engine System, 3 to 25 kilowatts

Power Tower System

Thermal Storage System, Single-Tank Thermocline System, Two-Tank Indirect System, Two-Tank System

Linear Concentrator System



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