Facts about solar energy
Schematic representation of the flow of energy from the sun to the earth: How much energy does the sun produce and how much of this reaches the surface of the earth?
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But watch out: A tiny fragment of the radiated energy is stored by photosynthesis (approx. 0.1%) or by human activities (approx. 0.005%) and remains on the earth for a longer period of time.
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To make the illustration clearer, the size ratios of the sun and the earth are not shown to scale. It is taken into account that ultimately 100% of the radiated energy is reflected back into outer space.