Question by  Jenny (23)

How much solar energy reaches the earth's surface?


Answer by  pearl02080419 (69)

Called the solar constant, it is very hard to determine the exact amount of solar energy that reaches the earths surface. Varying amounts that scientist agree on is between %40/70.


Answer by  Camy (162)

There is more solar energy reaching the earth's surface then there was in the 1980's. This is bad for global warming but good for solar power. The earth is currently absorbing more solar energy than it is releasing into space. Much of the excess energy is being absorbed into the ocean. Calculate about 0. 85 Watts per square meter.

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