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How often do you use the microwave? A few times a week? Did you know the average microwave uses more energy powering its clock than it does heating food?
And it will continue to generate solar energy for another five billion years – give or take.
That’s because they can run off battery power for a long time. Desktop use about 60 to 200 watts of electricity, a laptop just 20 to 50 watts. And this can be even less if the laptop is in power save mode.
There are more than 40,000 Google searches worldwide. every second which equates to the power needed to run a dishwasher seven times over!
A specially-constructed solar-powered aircraft successfully flew around the world using only solar energy. It took 16 months and over 500 hours of flying to complete. But it’s unlikely solar planes will be replacing Boeing 747s any time soon – the number of solar panels needed to lift a commercial carrier simply won’t fit on the plane’s wings.