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Mark Flanagan Milestone 2 SCI-218 June 16, 2019 Instructor Dr. Nate Bickford
Renewable energy by way of solar power can be used to produce power with less of a negative impact on the environment. Solar energy has been around as far back as we know; its energy comes from the sun's rays. The sun's rays get used in a wide variety of ways such as heating water and growing crops/plants. Several civilizations like the ancient Greeks found ways to use this energy to provide heat for homes. Awareness of solar energy and its potential uses came in more modern times. The early development of solar power came in the late 1800s from the expectation that coal would soon be scarce. The first photovoltaic effect was discovered in the 1830s. The first solar cells were capable of converting enough solar energy to run every day electric devices in the 1950s (U.S. Dept. of Energy, n.d.). The first confirmed use of solar power was the solar oven in the late 1970s, simple use of the sun's rays to heat food. Solar ovens have giving people in areas of the world, without access to electricity, the opportunity to heat food and drinks since its inception (M.A. Maehlum, 2013). Solar has lots of positive aspects; one is the reduction of emissions produced by power plants. When fewer households and business are relying on big utility companies for sources of power, and more on solar, it creates less of a negative impact on the environment. Though the use

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