Bill Nye – How Stuff Works – Solar Energy

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Hank explains the power of solar energy and describes how it may fit into our diversified energy future.

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    I just paid $1300 for 3 kilowatts. Is that too much?

  9. Water baby says:

    he explained it pretty well and great video

  10. TT Alpha says:

    U suck

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  13. Wyrik Wile says:

    i love it

  14. Jackrabbit says:

    Bill Nye is a dick

  15. •Limitless • says:

    I hope the future will be solar! Solar energy is so cool

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    1:25 "This joint right here"

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    here is the updated version:

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  19. Harley Rongved says:

    I like the show bill nye

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  24. AnimeBanz says:

    This is an old video but I'd like to point out some inaccuracies.
    Power is measured in watts but the total energy collected would be measured in joules/kilojoules or kiloWatt-hours. You can get 1500 watts of power in some deserts but remember that its only close to the peak hours. The incident solar radiation curve is sinusoidal, going from 0 before sunset to max around noon, and then back to 0 after sunset. In a day you should collect around solar energy equal to 11.25 kWh and about 4000 kWh (14400 MJ) in a year (but it'll be less than that because of seasonal changes, clouds, etc).

    And another powersource not based on the sun is geothermal.

  25. Robert Pruitt says:

    How about an update considering that solar panels have reached parity with coal in desert regions and getting cheaper all the time.

    You also didn't mention the cost of disease, missed work, or early death from fossil fuels. This is nearly a TRILLION dollars in America alone. Seems rather important when discussing costs.

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  28. tankofnova says:

    Solar power disappears at night but wind doesn't.

    Find a way to have solar power and wind power work as a tag team.

  29. simón cadavid lopera says:

    hundreds of megatons of carbon dioxide… what?

  30. Geflügel HNZ says:

    What about wind power?

  31. Sherman Ng says:

    Hey Trump you better watch this video (I don't think you will though smh)

  32. Victor Augusto says:

    Assistir ao Hank no inicio do Scy show é como assistir uma lagarta antes de entrar no casulo, todo comportado e bom rapaz…

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  34. Pedro Rocha says:

    The 3 sources of energy which aren't related to the sun:

  35. Andrew Donald Williams says:

    Hi Hank how about a 6 year anniversary update video

  36. Half Blind Productions says:

    And then Elon musk made Tesla and boom storage

  37. Skyler Jackson says:

    Why use solar to split water, or anything like that, when you can just put the excess energy into a battery?

  38. Grin Reaper Of Trolls says:

    Why can't we just store a whole bunch of energy in capacitors?

  39. Grin Reaper Of Trolls says:

    What was filming the space station?

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