What are some good solar energy questions?

I’m giving my class a quiz, and I’m in serious need of some solar energy quiz questions. Please! Can I get some questions? Anything will do that is around the 5th/6th grade level. Thanks a bunch! Tali.

3 thoughts on “What are some good solar energy questions?”

  1. How many solar power sites provide as much, or more, than a typical coal powered plant?

    The answer is 0.
    A coal-fired power plant produces up too 100,000 Megawatts of power a day.

    The largest photovolaic (solar cell) energy site in the country only produces 6.5 Megawatts of power a day at peak.

    These statistics are correct as of 2002.

  2. What are the main two kinds of solar panels used today?
    – solar hot water (thermal) and solar electric (photovoltaic)

    How much solar energy falls on a square meter of land at bright noon?
    – about 1000 watts

    How many houses in the USA have solar electric panels?
    – hundreds of thousands, but this is less than 1% of the houses.

    When did the White House have solar panels?
    – President Carter installed them in the late 70’s.

    Who took the solar panels off the White House?
    – President Reagan did in 1981, he thought they looked unattractive.

    Which country makes the most solar panels?
    – China

    Which country uses the most solar panels?
    – Germany

    In the USA, which state has the most solar panels installed?
    – California, by far.

    How does the Sun generate its energy?
    – Mostly by fusion.

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