Physics


What is Energy?

What is Energy? Test your knowledge on Energy in the Energy Quiz after you have read this information. There are lots of fun energy activities to do. Energy is all around us and it is a part of us. It is everywhere! Our universe is made from energy and it...

Solar Energy

Definition Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaics convert light into electric current...

Energy Efficiency

What is energy efficiency? Energy efficiency is “using less energy to provide the same service”. There are other definitions, but this is a good operational one. The best way to understand this idea is through examples: When you replace a single pane window in your house with an energy-efficient one,...

Natural Gas vs Coal

Natural Gas vs Coal: Undoubtedly, high efficiency natural gas-fired power stations can produce up to 70% lower greenhouse gas emissions than existing brown coal-fired generators, and less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of the latest technology black coal-fired power stations. Notice the distinction between black and brown coal, however,...