Solar Energy Quiz: MCQ Facts Trivia!

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Solar Energy Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If all the energy of the sun shining on the Earth's land mass could be harnessed, it would be enough to meet the world's power needs how many times over?
    • A. 

      6 times

    • B. 

      60 times

    • C. 

      600 times

    • D. 

      6000 times

  • 2. 
    When was the first discovery that certain metals produced an electric current when exposed to light?
    • A. 

      1752

    • B. 

      1839

    • C. 

      1893

    • D. 

      1935

  • 3. 
    What were researchers originally trying to achieve when they developed the first practical photovoltaic (PV) cell in 1954?
    • A. 

      A new power source for telephone systems

    • B. 

      A power source for remote desert locations

    • C. 

      A power source with no carbon dioxide emissions

    • D. 

      A power source that allowed households to get off the electrical grid

  • 4. 
    What country has the most solar PV power, as of 2011?
    • A. 

      The United States Of America

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 5. 
    After California, which U.S. state has the most solar power installed, as of 2011?
    • A. 

      Arizona

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      New Jersey

    • D. 

      New York

  • 6. 
    What is essential for a rooftop PV system to work?
    • A. 

      A battery

    • B. 

      A connection to the electric grid

    • C. 

      A rheostat

    • D. 

      An inverter

  • 7. 
    In 2010, the United States manufactured ______ percent of the world's solar PV panels?
  • 8. 
    Photovoltaic solar energy requires:  
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Connection to the electricity grid

    • C. 

      Wiring

    • D. 

      Moving parts

  • 9. 
    The solar arrays on the International Space Station are the largest deployable space structures ever built. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Each month, the Earth receives more energy from the Sun than all of mankind could use in an entire year. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Devices that convert sunlight directly into electricity are called _______.
    • A. 

      Photosynthetic

    • B. 

      Photosynthesis

    • C. 

      Photovoltaic

    • D. 

      Photo-converters