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Solar Appreciation Day

Celebrate Solar Appreciation Day and honor the powerful energy of the sun - explore its many uses and find ways to reduce carbon emissions!
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Celebrate Solar Appreciation Day on the second Friday of March and show your appreciation for the sun! This day was created to recognize the positive environmental impact that solar energy has had on our planet. The sun is an amazing source of renewable energy that can be used to power homes, businesses, and cities all over the world. Solar technology has also helped reduce emissions from fossil fuels and create a more sustainable future. So let's take this opportunity to appreciate the sun and all it does for us!

History of Solar Appreciation Day

Solar Appreciation Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1839</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Photovoltaic Effect Discovery</div><div class='timeline-text'>Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel discovers the photovoltaic effect, which explains how electricity can be generated from sunlight.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1880s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Solar Cells</div><div class='timeline-text'>Charles Fritts develops the first solar cells made from selenium wafers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1954</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Silicon Solar Cells</div><div class='timeline-text'>Bell Labs creates the first practical silicon solar cell, marking a significant leap in solar technology.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1977</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Solar Power Milestone</div><div class='timeline-text'>Worldwide, solar power generation crosses the 500 KW threshold.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Residential Solar Panels</div><div class='timeline-text'>Solar panels become more commonly installed on residences, indicating a shift in individual energy consumption habits.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Solar Appreciation Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Solar Appreciation Day is officially recognized, encouraging individuals worldwide to acknowledge solar energy's potential and benefits.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Solar Appreciation Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a solar tour</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out your local college or university to see if they offer solar tours.  Most universities have some form of solar technology that you can visit and learn about.  Take a guided tour and learn more about solar energy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a solar farm</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check with your local utility company to see if they have any solar farms in your area.  Solar farms are large fields of solar panels that generate electricity for the grid.  Take a trip to the solar farm and learn more about solar energy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a solar oven</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making a solar oven is easier than you might think.  All you need is a cardboard box, aluminum foil, and some black paint.  Cut the box into the shape of an oven, cover the inside with foil, and paint the outside black.  Put the oven in direct sunlight and you have your own homemade solar oven!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Build a DIY Solar Panel</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Building your own DIY Solar Panel is not as hard as it seems. With some basic tools and basic skills, you can build a simple panel that will generate electricity from the sun's rays. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to build your own.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Solar Lecture</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check for local events related to solar energy. Many universities offer free lectures on solar energy and its applications. Attend one of these lectures and learn more about how you can benefit from solar energy.</p></div></div>

Why Solar Appreciation Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Solar energy is renewable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Solar energy is a renewable, clean source of energy that is available to us every single day. Unlike fossil fuels, solar power does not emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and it does not deplete natural resources. Solar energy is also free after the initial installation costs</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Solar energy helps reduce air pollution</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By replacing traditional sources of power with solar energy, we can drastically reduce the amount of harmful pollutants being emitted into the air. This will help improve air quality while reducing the overall costs associated with healthcare and environmental damage caused by air pollution.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Solar energy helps create jobs</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The growth of the solar industry has created thousands of new jobs in the past decade. With more access to solar technology, communities can benefit from improved employment opportunities and an increased local economy.</p></div></div>

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