The sun having switched off would be a sad thing since solar energy is one big part of our future. We have been doing some study on energy resources: where it comes from to the sockets in the households, who these brave people are who produce it, if the way these brave people produce it is sensible and what we could – the future generation – do to make the energy field work for our benefit for example in the way how our future professional lives will look like.
To business! Energy Finland in a nutshell is our topic this winter. We found out that the production of energy has doubled in Finland in the past decades. But sad to say only about half of it is produced here. We produce electricity by using nuclear reactors, hydropower (since we do have a lot water around) and burning wood and coal.
One group went to interview people that are busy with producing solar energy. We bet you did not know that there is now a factory in Salo that starts producing solar panels. It is not big business yet, but we hope that this will be one day. Even though the sun is not out now (because of the clouds) the yearly sun energy level is pretty high since the summer days are long compared to the central European ones.
Another group went explaining what sort of appliances are found homes – the number was massive! We wonder if one day there was no electricity left in the socket – would the whole world stop, would there be any life on earth, how would we communicate?
You will hear and see our cool presentations in a few weeks – see you in Vienna!