Solar Energy Facts – 50 Interesting Facts About Solar Energy

Solar energy facts for kids

Solar energy users save 75 million barrels of oil and 35 million tons of carbon dioxide per year.

Space industry was the first to adopt solar technology to provide power aboard spacecraft.

Based on the cumulative solar electric capacity installed, the top 3 states in US for solar power are California, Arizona, and North Carolina.

Solar energy can provide 24*7 electricity even on cloudy days and night with the battery backup.

The cost of the solar panel has dropped by 80% since 2008. And it is expected to keep falling.

The first solar cell was created by Charles Fritts, it was made of selenium on a backing of gold.

In India, installing solar panels over water canals is increasing in the last few years.

Solar energy contributes to only fraction of the world’s energy supply.

Solar energy is not yet affordable to all, because of its huge investment.

Solar energy has been used for more than 2700 years. Earlier, solar energy was used to light up fire using the glasses.