Heat energy is transferred from our Sun to the land and sea in the form of solar radiation, which can be collected using solar panels. These can convert heat energy into electrical energy and supply electricity to our homes and the electrical grids.
Dundee Science Centre has recently mounted 116 solar panels to our south facing sloped roof of the building, estimated to generate enough renewable energy to power the entire facility.
Solar Collectors are another set of technology which use heat exchangers to transfer the heat energy by directly heating the water which can be used in boilers at home, and by converting the heat into kinetic and then electrical energy to be used at homes, offices, schools and industrial plants.
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Activity provided by STEM Ambassador Soham Deshpande for Dundee Science Centre.