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 Form 4 Geography online lessons on energy

Sun as a renewable source of energy

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Sun as a renewable source of energy:
-Energy from the sun is called solar energy.
-The sun is the primary source of all types of energy. Solar radiation can be converted into 2 types of energy.
-This energy is a big asset to tropical countries.
-It’s used for warming, drying, lighting and running electrical appliances.
Heat as a type of energy from solar radiation
-Solar panels are used to tap solar energy which is then used to heat water in coiled pipes which are inside which are painted black.
-Mirrors are used to converge rays of the sun on one spot which are then used to heat water or cook food in a pot. Suns rays are reflected and focused on crops to dry them. Electricity as a type of energy from solar radiation
-Photo- voltaic cells are used which when sunlight shines on them they generate electricity which is then stored in batteries.


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