Fun Facts about Solar Energy

As we all know, Multiband is a diverse and ever-expansive company. Have you visited multibandusa.com/divisions and discovered all the various aspects of Multiband? If you haven’t, you should!

One of Multiband’s lesser-known yet very exciting divisions (Renewable Energy) actually deals with Solar Energy options – let’s explore some fun facts about Solar Energy!

Did you Know?

    - Less than 5% of the stars in the Milky Way are brighter or more massive than the sun?
    - Every second, 600 million tons of protons are converted into helium atoms in the Sun to be released as energy. Humankind only needs, on average, about 1/10,000 that amount of energy for its total consumption.
    - The Sun is 93 million miles away from the Earth. It takes 8.3 minutes for light to travel this distance.
    - The Sun is expected to exhaust its supply of hydrogen in about 5 billion years, at which time it will collapse under its own weight and become very hot. Eventually, it will become big enough to swallow the orbits of Venus and even Earth.
    - Solar has less than 1% adoption rate in the United States – how can you help improve this statistic?
    - Solar panels are strung together like Christmas tree lights – that means, if one panel goes out, the whole system goes down. It also means that typical solar arrays are very sensitive to shading (everything either adds or takes away from total system performance). That’s why microinverters are so interesting – each panel becomes its own production plant.
    - Solar panel technology hasn’t changed much in the last 10 years.

    (This information was taken from http://solarenergyfactsblog.com/interesting-facts-about-solar-energy/.)

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