"Solar Energy," Friday, October 24, 12:00pm, MH 606

George King, Manchester University

The amount of solar energy that falls on the earth in one hour is as much energy as the whole of civilization uses in a year. Our job is to harvest a portion of this energy as effectively as possible. The nature of solar radiation and its journey from its birth at the center of the sun to its arrival on earth will be described and ways in which solar energy can be harvested and also stored will be presented.