Problem

Underutilization of solar energy

Nature:
The sun's energy powers the living world. About ten to the eighteenth kilowatt-hours is received annually at the surface of the earth but only a tiny fraction of this energy is tapped directly for human use.
Claim:
The use of solar energy usually has only slight environmental impacts but yields huge gains. Its proper utilization may lead to a reduction in consumption of other forms of energy; and in developing countries solar stills, driers, and other devices can bring about major improvements in the quality of life.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET