• Category:
    Green Energy
  • Published:
    July 15, 2016
  • Updated:
    July 6, 2021

Solar Energy Scavenger Hunt

How much do you know about solar energy? Test your knowledge with our Q&A below.

And, if you’re up for the challenge, participate in our Solar Energy Scavenger Hunt on Twitter (@ConstellationEG) Wednesday, July 20th 1-2PM CST. We’ll tweet out a question, and it’s up to you to read through the information below to find the right answer. The first person to tweet the correct answer wins a gift card! For more information, see our Official Rules.


What makes solar so environmentally friendly?

clean and renewable resource

Solar is a clean and renewable energy resource

Why is it important that solar is a clean and renewable energy resource?

No pollution

Solar creates no resulting air pollution.

What are solar panels made of?

silicon or copper-indium-gallium-selenide

Solar panels are made of silicon.


What are two advantages of solar power?

Save on bills, qualify for tax breaks, lower costs, benefits the environment

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

Silicon solar panels convert 23% of light to electricity


What does the PV stand for in Solar PV Panels?

PV stands for photovoltaic

PV stands for photovoltaic


How much maintenance do solar energy panels require?

Service and clean solar energy panels annually

Solar energy panels should be services and cleaned on an annual basis


Solar panels use what from sunlight to generate energy?

photons generate energy from sunlight

Solar panels use photons to generate energy from sunlight


What are 3 considerations someone should think about before going solar?

Roof considerations

Considerations to make before going solar.


How many megawatts of solar photovoltaic cells were installed in the U.S. in 2015?

In 2015, the U.S. installed 7,260 megawatts of solar

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?

Monthly savings on electric bill

Solar panels could save you 20% on your electric bill each month.

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