Compare and contrast fossil fuels and the Sun as direct sources of energy.




  • Both of them produce energy
  • Both can be used directly to produce energy
  • Both are traditional forms of energy




Fossil Fuels


It is a non-renewable source of energy.

It is a renewable source of energy.

It causes pollution.

It does not cause pollution.

No special device is used to extract energy from fossil fuels.

Special devices ,like solar cell, are used to extract energy from the sun.

The energy from fossil fuels can be obtained at any time.

The energy from the sun can only be obtained during the day..

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