Physics Matters! is a series of six Thursday evening talks (6.30-7.30pm) for sixth-form students at Northumbria University. Each talk is focused around different areas of physics, and aims to show why Physics Matters! and where it can lead.
The second talk in the series will be brought to you by Dr. Palat P. Ushasree at Northumbria University.
Towards Green, Safe and Abundant power!
Sun, earth’s battery has been producing energy for billions of years. Although the sun is 90 million miles away from us, it takes only about 8 ½ minutes for the light to travel from the sun to earth. The heat and light from the sun, also called solar energy can be converted into electricity with a modern technology like photovoltaics. Solar energy is one of the most abundant source of renewable energy and cleanest source of energy.
- Why are we interested in solar energy?
- Why does it form only a small fraction of the world’s energy supply?
- What are scientists doing to make solar power better?
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Students do not have to be accompanied by a member of staff, but staff are welcome to come along.
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