Solar Energy Quiz

12 Questions  I  By Boylanhm on October 5, 2010
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3.  Where is the world's largest solar panel power plant found?
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4.  What is the major element found in a photovoltaic (PV) cell?
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5.  What is the most common way that solar energy is converted into electricity?
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6.  What is the purpose of an inverter in an active solar system?
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7.  What is a disadvantage of solar energy?
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8.  How long does it take for sunlight to travel from the sun to the Earth?
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9.  More energy from the sunlight falls on the Earth in _______________ than the total energy used by the entire population of the planet in one year.
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10.  Which of the following is a practical use for solar energy?
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11.  What percentage of United States electricity generation comes from solar energy?
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12.  What percentage of the world's energy is predicted to come from renewable sources by 2040?
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