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Posted by Smrfan on November 18, 2004, 12:35 am
 i have to do a paper for solar energy im a junior in high school can yall
please help me on this question:

 what are the influences of the bi products of youre resource on the
sorounding eviroment?

plz help

Posted by m II on November 18, 2004, 6:06 am
Smrfan wrote:

Please check with your English teacher first. We'll talk later...


Posted by Ed Earl Ross on November 18, 2004, 7:23 am
 Smrfan wrote:

Use google to search for solar energy read the articles, take notes, and
write your paper.

There are many ways to collect and use solar energy, consider narrowing
your topic to solar thermal energy, solar PV cells, wind energy,
sunflower seed oil, alcohol produced from corn, .... Each different
solar technology has different bi products, influences, efficiencies and

Some folks may not consider wind, seed oil and corn alcohol to be solar
energy, but they would be renewable energy sources without the Sun.

Good luck.

Posted by Clarence on November 18, 2004, 9:41 am

Actually petroleum, methane from manure, and wood are all solar if you get
right down to it.   Without Sol Invictus Humans would not be here on this
little rock!

Posted by Ed Earl Ross on November 18, 2004, 2:25 pm
 Clarence wrote:

Petroleum may not be a result of solar energy.

At one time, petroleum was considered a fossil fuel from surface plants
and animals, long buried by geological forces. This would mean petroleum
is a form of stored solar energy with photosynthesis absorbing the solar
energy that is stored in plants, animals that eat plants (herbivores),
and carnivores that eat the herbivores.

Recently, thinking has changed, and many scientists believe it is
created in the core of the earth with heat from magma providing the
required energy to combine carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and other elements
into petroleum. That being the case, petroleum is not a fossil fuel
resulting from photosynthesis, and not a form of stored solar energy.

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