Why Are People Excited About Solar Power? One Picture Says it All.

Photo of the Sun, with a scaled photo of the Earth above it (© 2011 Osha Gray Davidson)

Since we have a current satellite HD photo of the Sun on this page every day (courtesy of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory), we wanted to put the features seen on the Sun in perspective. See that tiny blue dot above the Sun? That’s our home, superimposed in true scale on the image of the sun.

It’s easy to see how the sun has such a tremendous influence on the Earth, and why solar power has so much promise.

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2 thoughts on “Why Are People Excited About Solar Power? One Picture Says it All.

  1. Agreed @Ethan Lipman. The era of carbon emissions will soon cease, paving a new and cleaner renewable source. We as a company who make biodegradable cups are always keen to implement any environmental ideas aimed at the advancement of not only the environment, but ulimately, society.

  2. Wow… That’s quite an infographic.. Infophoto maybe? Such promise indeed! I hope I see the day when we completely stop burning coal (old sun energy mixed with carbon), and use the enormous amount that is pouring down on us every day.. Leave that carbon sequestered inside our mountains..

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