by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 10 January 2005

This is your starting point for a small exercise examining solar power. In twelve questions, you will apply a little math and physics to the question of whether solar power can replace other energy sources.

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Solar Power technical notes--for references and additional technical notes on the analysis in this exercise.

Note: this exercise is oriented towards solar power, and specifically towards photovoltaic solar cells (although much of this analysis can be applied to other methods of solar power generation). For information on other types of renewable energy and further information on solar energy, see the Environmental Topics main page.

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Last modified 10 January 2005.
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