Solar Energy makes all life possible here on Earth but it is also a massive untapped energy source which could help power our amazing 21st Century technologies in a clean, green and sustainable way.
- Find out more about how solar energy is used with the factsheets below.
- On the Solar FAQ page you will find some interesting and informative answers to many common questions from students (and teachers).
How Old Are You?
Click on your age group for a fact sheet on solar energy.
How Tuatara Use Energy from the Sun (5 - 8 Years)A short history of photovoltaic (PV cells) (8 - 13 Years)Photovoltaic System Technology (13 - 16 Years)Photovoltaic Systems (16 - 17 Years)
(Note to teachers: These factsheets have been designed to complement the Solar Energy teaching resources but are also a useful source of information on their own.)