**Renewable Energy**

Solar has incredible potential.

If we add the amount of solar energy that is absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere, land and oceans every year, we end up with approximately 3,850,000 EJ (exajoules or 10^18 joules). To put it in more understandable terms,

If we add the amount of solar energy that is absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere, land and oceans every year, we end up with approximately 3,850,000 EJ (exajoules or 10^18 joules). To put it in more understandable terms,

**this amount of energy is equivalent to:**- 2.7 million earthquakes of the same size as the Tohoku earthquake in Japan (2011).
- 40 000 times the total energy consumption in the United States
- 8 000 times the total consumption in the whole world.
- About 40% of the energy that is required to heat the entire volume of water we have on Earth by 1°Celsius