Empowering Energy - Did you know?
Find out more about the fascinating facts of this electrifying industry.
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According to the American Solar Energy Society, enough sunlight falls on the earth's surface each minute to meet world energy demand for an entire year.
Just one wind turbine can produce enough electricity to power up to 300 homes? [Source: Energy Aware Organisation]
For a typical office building, energy represents 30% of the variable costs and constitutes the single largest controllable operating cost (National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, 2008).
Da Vinci predicted the industrialization of solar power as far back as 1447. [Source: Madiha Boolani, Four Green Steps]
Energy is not created, but is simply transformed from one form to another, as Albert Einstein famously noted.
The largest wind turbine in the world, located in Hawaii, stands 20 stories tall and has rotors the length of a football field. [Source: Eveolvegreen.ca - alternative energy company]
In the Mojave Desert in North America, the world’s largest solar power plant covers 4000sqm, producing 90% of the world’s commercially produced solar power. [Source: Madiha Boolani, Four Green Steps]
Silicon from one ton of sand, used in photovoltaic cells, could produce as much electricity as burning 500,000 tons of coal. [Source: Eveolvegreen.ca - alternative energy company]