Solar Energy for Students

Students Researching Solar EnergyStudents Researching Solar Energy for a Science Project
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Articles on solar energy for students and teachers can be found on this website. The easy-to-read information is helpful for planning school science fair projects and when researching solar energy topics for essays and class reports.

Facts About Solar Energy for Students

Young Boy and His Student Solar Panel ProjectYoung Boy Demonstrating His Student Solar Panel Project
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The Navigation Menu at left (below on mobile) lists a variety of solar energy topics that you'll find helpful when researching class assignments. Be sure to read Solar Energy Facts for a discussion of the advantages and costs involved with solar, its comparison to wind power, its bright future, plus an article on the potential of solar steam turbines.

Also look at Solar Power Facts for an overview of solar power generation, its history, and a basic explanation of how it all works to produce electricity.

You can instantly download a FREE PDF Report that clearly explains the basic solar power components and terminology you need to know. Recommended.

In addition, Meet the Sun Power People is an excellent educational article on NASA's website  providing additional information on the varied uses of solar power.

How to Cite a Webpage Article

Student Reading About Solar Energy While Enjoying the SunshineStudent Reading About Solar Energy While Enjoying the Sunshine
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Some students have written and asked how to properly cite the article pages in a bibliography. So, to make it easier for aspiring authors, here's how you would cite a solar article on this website using the popular MLA style guide:

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Page Title." Website Title. Publisher, Publication Date. Medium. Date Accessed.

  • The "Author's Name" is the creator or author of the webpage, written last name first.

  • The "Page Title" is usually found at the top of the webpage, and it should be placed within quotation marks, with a period placed before the last quotation mark.

  • The "Website Title" is the domain name, which is italicized, followed by a period.

  • The "Publisher" is found listed in the copyright notice in the page's footer.

  • The "Publication Date" is often not available, so substitute "n.d." instead.

  • The "Medium" is the Web.

  • The "Date Accessed" is the date which YOU accessed the website, and it's written using the international format of "day month year" using a three-letter abbreviation for the month, followed by a closing period.

For example, here's how you would cite this page for today's date:

Bell, Don. "Student Solar Science Fair Project." Don Bell, n.d. Web.

I hope you find the information on solar energy for students and teachers helpful and wish you all the best with your project.

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