Bungalow house near Cambridge with a set of solar panels installed by Green Solar World

Green Energy Collective December 2016


Read about solar panels in car manufacturing industry, solar panels becoming cheaper than fossil fuels for the first time and futuristic pavements in Tourouvre, France.

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Solar Panels Explained


The most common type of solar panels - the ones you normally see on people's roofs - are called photovoltaic (PV) panels (photo = light, voltaic = to do with electricity). In other words, PV panels convert sunlight directly into electricity.

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Air Source Heat Pumps explained


An air source heat pump is usually placed outside at the side or back of a property, and absorbs heat from the air and boosts it to a higher temperature using a heat pump. This heat is then used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems or even warm air convectors and hot water in your home.

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Climate Friendly Home


Is your home climate friendly? Would you like to find out what you can do in order to reduce your carbon footprint? Here are some simple tips that are worth considering if you take the environment seriously.

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Solar Energy Facts


Did you know...

That so-called photovoltaic cells, or solar panels, found on things like spacecraft, rooftops, and handheld calculators are made of semiconductor materials like those found in computer chips.

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Solar Energy in Numbers


8.2 million quads is the amount of solar energy that hits the earth each year
400 quads is the total amount of quads currently used by the entire globe annually
0.0005% is the percent of earth that would need to be covered with solar panels to power it
75 million barrels of oil is saved annually by all solar energy users

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