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    Let There Be Light

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    reproduce, these solar powered cars convert the sun’s rays into energy that propels them onward. History In 1839, a French scientist named Edmond Becquerel experimented with electronics and found that he could create a weak electric current using selenium, a light-sensitive metal that responded to the sun’s rays. Becquerel had discovered “photovoltaics” (“photo” meaning “light,” “voltaic” meaning “power”), or the PV effect, which turned out to be the key to harnessing solar energy and converting

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    starting to form, the people who enjoyed living like savages, for example Roger, and those who liked the idea of leadership, having a leader and following his instructions like Piggy. This, in my opinion, is a small-scale resemblance of the real world. If there was no law enforcement, or in Lord of the Flies, adults, people would be just like that. Society would collapse into chaos. The children, although they aren’t mature, they behave exactly as adults would in an environment in which they inhabited

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    for society as it exists today. This is because solar power is a form of energy that can be harnessed in a variety of different ways, has the ability to provide for a diverse range of needs, is becoming more affordable at a rapid rate, and is completely renewable. The sun could play such a large role in the future of humanity that one of the engineering grand challenges is “ make solar energy more affordable.”

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    Our world is changing faster than ever. The world’s population is keep growing at a rapid speed. The United Nations estimates that the World’s population will be about 9.7 billion people increasing by 27% from now (UN, 2015). By that time, we will face a lot of challenges regarding food, water and energy. Climate change and global warming are one of the most significant challenges to the World in the future (ANDREW STOCK, 2014). This report will focus on the future challenges regarding energy, and

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    Now a days, technology is providing the world with new knowledge as well as facilitating our ability to finish something at a certain time. However, behind the technology, there is an engineer that makes the magic come true. Engineers are challenged every day to meet the demands of society, industry, and the whole nation, in order to give the world a better and improved version of the world. Engineering technology graduates have the goal in mind to be capable of applying their engineering principles

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    fossil fuel, as a non-renewable resource becomes scarcer and more expensive nowadays. To solve this problem, the world needs to replace fossil fuels with other sources of energy which are relatively low-cost and more secure. Renewable energy is such a potential energy. This essay will give an outline of three sources of renewable energy to be used in developing nations, which are solar energy, wind power and biomass. First, it will give a definition of fossil fuel and renewable energy, then it will

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    rest is absorbed by the earth. [1] According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the amount of energy that the earth receives per hour is enough to meet its requirement for an entire year. [2] The role of solar energy to meet the growing energy requirement of today’s world is immense. As of now, the world is heavily dependent on conventional sources like coal, oil and natural gas for its energy needs. But one needs to know that these are exhaustible sources. This means that in future, their supply will

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    The Energy Landscape in 2020

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    Introduction By 2020, the world will most likely face three vital trends that could impact on the way we generate and consume energy. The most significant trend will probably be the increasing environmental concerns across the world that forces the government to reduce their reliance on oil to generate energy. This is followed by the increasing hunger for energy from more developing or even undeveloped nations. Furthermore, the current renewable technology may also be improved and expanding at an

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    Impact of Uganda’s Solar Power Technology to Education The solar power technology has made possible for education to go a notch higher. A case in point is the teaching of IT and computer skills in the rural areas of Uganda. Computers need to use electricity and with the power shortages in Uganda and lack of grid supply in rural areas, rural schools are left behind in fostering these skills that are important to the world today. This fact made one man, Eric Morrow, founder of the Maendeleo Foundation

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    owing to the fact that this field affects almost all sectors of the economy that tend to use electricity as a source of energy to run machines and computerized systems. Ranging from hydroelectric electricity, wind energy and renewable sources such solar energy, the field of electrical engineering remains one of the fields that are very much fundamental in the economic and technological development of the globe. The field has been transformed technologically since the industrial revolution up to date

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