Title

Solar Energy In Florida

Report Number

FSEC-EN-1-89

URL

http://publications.energyresearch.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FSEC-EN-1-89.pdf

Keywords

Solar Energy; Photovoltaics; Heating; Solar Thermal; Alternative Fuels

Abstract

To understand Florida's position in the development of solar technologies it's necessary to visualize a bigger picture. Currently, the United States spends over $38 billion per year for crude oil and petroleum product imports, whereas appropriations for research and development on solar energy technology total less than $120 million per year.Not only do we operate within a global economy, we also operate within a global environment. If the greenhouse effect and global climate change force nations to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions, there are very few alternatives to fossil fuels for power production. In a world of dwindling energy resources, solar technologies are a bright if lonely beacon.

Date Published

12-31-1989

Subjects

Alternative Fuels; Heating; Photovoltaics; Solar Energy; Solar Thermal

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS