Some Very Interesting Facts About Solar Energy
Hmm, what’s quite the most interesting facts about solar energy is how little we use it! Do you know that the sun produce enough energy for everyone in the world? The sun produce enough energy for every single person alive at this very moment! However, less than one-tenth of one percent of our energy usage comes from the sun. Too bad we don’t have that kind of technology yet to harness all of the sun’s energy!
Another interesting fact about solar energy… it is dependent upon nuclear power. It’s own nuclear power solar energy 93 million miles away. The Earth receives more energy from the sun in one hour than the whole world uses in one year. That’s quite a lot of energy there. There’s also the fact that the world is still dependent on oil for heating and transportation needs.
About two billion people in the world have no access to electricity, and unfortunately, they cannot afford to access electricity. Even if the sun is giving us more than we ever need… we’re not there yet to harness the sun.
A 1-kilowatt-hour (kWh) equal the amount of electricity needed to burn a 100 watt light bulb for 10 hours. A 1-kilowatt home solar system installed cost about $9,000 before any rebate programs in the U.S. and because of that, the materials need to make the solar panel is expensive, the solar panels accounts for between 40-50% of the total cost of installing a solar power system.
Once you got the initial installation cost over, the solar system is quite inexpensive. Mostly because you’re now generating free energy coming from the sun. When you do use solar energy to make your home independent., your need of foreign or conventional energy which can cost a lot, have just been lessen. If your solar system produce enough, you really become independent on other energy sources.
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10 Interesting Facts About Rome, Italy
The modern city of Rome, as legend goes, was built on seven hills. A city that is accustomed to foreign influences, it is known for it architectural treasures. There is a lot more to Rome than we know. Here are some interesting facts to give you an insight into the Roman culture, its history and treasures.
1. The birth of the Eternal City, Rome, which was founded in 753BC, is celebrated every year by Romans on the 21st of April. Celebrations include fireworks, gladiator shows, traditional Roman banquets and parades.
2. The Pantheon which was built in 27 B.C. by Marcus Agrippa is the only monument belonging to ancient Rome that still remains intact. What is even lesser known, is that it entombs Italy’s king Vittorio Emanuele II, and his successor, Umberto I.
3. A park in Rome is named the "Park of the Monsters." Not because it is a haunted place but because it is full of grotesque figures like a crude Hercules slaying an Amazon and an ogre’s face with a mouth so big that people can even walk through it!
4. The Baths of Caracalla although in a bad state now, were once in their prime days spread across 27 acres and could handle 1,600 bathers at any given time. Built in the 3rd century, they are the largest survivors of Rome’s imperial era.
5. Rome has a museum which is entirely dedicated to pasta. The Pasta Museum is a one of its kind around the world and showcases different pasta-making machines, as well as paintings related to pasta by contemporary artists.
6. St Peter’s Basilica inside Vatican City is the largest church ever constructed.
7. Rome’s Coliseum, a huge amphitheatre which could seat 50,000 people is one among the Seven Wonders of the World.
8. The Monumental Cemetery of the Capuchin Brothers has used the bones of over 4,000 Capuchin monks, some skeletons fully intact, to create symbolic works of art in its series of chapels.
9. The Vatican Museums is a huge museum complex with over 1,000 museums and galleries like the Gallery of Tapestries and Etruscan and Egyptian Museums that are full of masterpieces collected by the successive popes. It is the world’s largest museum complex.
10. St. Peter’s Basilica was a structure that stood for almost 1,000 years until it neared collapse and was rebuilt by 1500s and 1600s. It is an overwhelming structure which displays the work of some of Italy’s greatest artists like Raphael, Michelangelo, and Maderno.