Tuesday 17 August 2010

Power from the Sun

Hi all

Today I met one of Xena and Steve's friends who is hoping to work on a new solar power project. This new technology is called photovoltaics. This is where the suns energy is turned into power electricity and it is nearly always sunny in Tenerife. The project sounded fascinating. This kind of energy is called renewable energy.

It is generated by the suns rays and so does not contribute to climate change. This can then be used to power all the normal things electricity is used for. We don't have enough sun back in the UK but we do have lots of wind and a new offshore wind farm is planned near where I live. In the same way, wind will be used to generate electricty. I wishes him luck with the solar project on Tenerife

Bye for now, Ed

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