Top 10 Facts About The Sun & Solar Power

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The sun is key source of energy for a host of solar products. By harnessing its power, experts have, and are, creating new ways to heat homes, water and provide green electricity. It’s a renewable energy source that is well and truly making a bright future!

Here are some interesting facts about it:

  • The sun will keep shining for at least another 5 billion years
  • It takes approximately 8 minutes for sunlight to reach the earth from 93,000,000 miles away, at 186,282 miles per second
  • Wind, clouds and pollution can prevent sun rays from reaching the earth
  • The sun sends more energy to earth in an hour than humans use in a year
  • Using solar to generate energy releases almost zero toxins into the atmosphere

General Sun Facts

  • The sun is a star
  • Is takes 27 days for the sun to rotate once
  • The sun is 92% hydrogen
  • The core temperature of the sun is around 15 million degrees celsius
  • All planets orbit the sun counter clockwise

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