- from Sun
Count to 60. By the time you’re done, Earth will have soaked up enough sunlight to meet the world’s energy needs for an entire year!
Unfortunately, very few people take advantage of this energy to power their homes or offices.
One problem is cost. Solar equipment generates power at about the same price as the electric company. But installing solar panels and other gear can be complex, with costs starting at $10,000. Weather is another problem. Cloudy or snowy days produce less solar power.
Even so, many people want to use renewable energy sources such as solar. Unlike the Sun, oil and coal cause pollution. Worse still, we’ll run out of them one day.