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Energy resources: solar energy

By An Open University Course Team

Abstract

Energy from sources other than fossil and nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterize those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continuall, whether or not we use it, and most have their origins in energy generated outside the Earth, yet the potential of each is limited by its total supply set against its rate of use. The Sun will radiate energy until it ceases thermonuclear fusion, in around 5 billion years. This unit explores the Sun as a potential source of usable energy. OpenLearn Resource - Time: 2 hours & Level: Intermediate

Topics: biomass conversion, photovoltaic conversion, solar energy, solar heating, ukoer, geesoer, geography, environmental science, Physical sciences, F000
Publisher: Open University
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.jorum.ac.uk:10949/2728
Provided by: Jorum Open
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