Hi, everyone! Welcome to our blog about Solar energy. The sun has produced energy for billions of years! This means that people have been using solar energy to cook food, stay warm, and dry clothes for hundreds of years. Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. Photovoltaic cells are another name for solar cells. The terms “picture” and “voltaic” are Latin for “light” and “electricity,” respectively. We chose to do solar energy for our project because it is eco-friendly and once you buy the solar panels the rest is all free! We are excited to show you our model for an eco-friendly park!
COVID-19 has made a huge impact on our lives. We can’t go to many places such as:
- If your family member is in the hospital, you can’t go and visit them.
- Social Areas
- Amusement park
- Work Areas
There is a good side to COVID though, for example:
- Your parents have to work from home so you get to spend more time with them.
- People use cars less so there’s not as much gas pollution in the world as there were before.
- Not that many crimes are going on.
- Not many trees are being cut down because the animals in forests can have the virus.
Our idea was to build an energy-efficient playground with a zipline, a swing set, a play structure with a ladder and a slide. Solar panels will be found around the park in certain different areas, we are using solar panels to power lamp posts around the park and the swing set will move on its own so the parents will not have to push their children. Even though solar panels cost money, it is fine because sunlight is free! The park can still maintain the fun and entertaining aesthetic of a park. The zipline is also very fast which is very fun to go on.
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Solar Energy Industries Association. “Solar Energy.” SEIA, no date, https://www.seia.org/initiatives/about-solar-energy. Accessed 8 March 2021.