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What is Solar Power or energy?

Energy Derived from the heat of the Sun is called Solar Energy

Power derived from harnessing sun's rays is called solar power

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How can Solar Energy be converted into electricity?

Solar energy can be convered into Electricity with the help of photovoltaic cells

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) cells generate electricity by absorbing sunlight and using that light energy to create an electrical current.

 

Why is Solar Power suitable for India?

India is closer to equator and have large open fields which recieve plenty of sunlight through out the year

India also has shortage of electricity especially in rural areas

Hence, solar energy can be used to provide electricity in remote areas where grid or power lines are either not possible or are very costly

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Benefits from Using Solar Energy

1. Free from Pollution

Coal is not burnt to generate electricity, hence it does not cause air pollution

 

2. Saves Cost

Solar Energy can be used locally and there is no need for expensive grid lines and cables to transmit electricity over large areas

 

3. Suitable for Remote Areas

Hence, solar energy can be used to provide electricity in remote areas where grid or power lines are either not possible or are very costly

 

What steps India have taken to increase Power Generation in Rural Areas?

India has encouraged use of Solar energy in villaged by providing Solar Lights and cells in Rural Areas

India is also leading an International body in Solar energy called International Solar Alliance

 

 

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Solar Power Meaning Power obtained by harnessing energy of sun's rays is called Solar Power How it Functions By using Solar PV Cells (Photovoltaic Cells) They absorb sunlight and convert it into electric current Where Used Area closer to equator where plenty of sunlight is received Benefits Saves Costs Pollution Free Suitable for Remote Areas Why Solar Energy Suitable for India India Closer to Equator Receives Plenty of Sunlight Shortage of Electricity Especially Remote Areas

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