How much do you know about solar energy? Test your knowledge with our Q&A below.
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What makes solar so environmentally friendly?
Solar is a clean and renewable energy resource
Why is it important that solar is a clean and renewable energy resource?
Solar creates no resulting air pollution.
What are solar panels made of?
Solar panels are made of silicon.
What are two advantages of solar power?
Solar helps save on electric bills, may qualify for tax breaks; cost has dropped; benefits the environment.
What percentage of available light can silicon solar panels convert into electricity?
Silicon solar panels convert 23% of light to electricity
What does the PV stand for in Solar PV Panels?
PV stands for photovoltaic
How much maintenance do solar energy panels require?
Solar energy panels should be services and cleaned on an annual basis
Solar panels use what from sunlight to generate energy?
Solar panels use photons to generate energy from sunlight
What are 3 considerations someone should think about before going solar?
Considerations to make before going solar.
How many megawatts of solar photovoltaic cells were installed in the U.S. in 2015?
The U.S. installed 7,260 megawatts of solar in 2015 to reach 27.4 gigawatts of total installs capacity, enough to power 5.4 million American homes.
How much can having solar panels save you on your electric bill each month?
Solar panels could save you 20% on your electric bill each month.
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