The Great Solar Quiz

Have you ever wanted to test your solar smarts? Well here is the chance, take our Solar Quiz and find out what you know about solar hot water and solar in general. Discover how close you are to becoming The Next Great Solar Expert!

How long does it take the sun's heat to reach the earth? Which countries receive less annual sunshine than BC? How much of your home energy is used by hot water? This quiz will challenge you to pull out all the stops and test your solar know-how!

Created by: EmilyK
  1. Which of these is a recognized unit of energy?
  2. Which SolarBC Community installed a solar shower for its surfers and swimmers?
  3. Who said, "I put my money on the sun and solar energy, what a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out, before we tackle that."
  4. Which of these home appliances uses the most power over a year?
  5. In 2007, what percentage of the world's solar installations were in China?
  6. How much of your home energy is used by hot water?
  7. How long does it take the sun's heat to reach the earth?
  8. How much more energy does the Sun radiate onto Earth's deserts than all humans use?
  9. How big is the SolarBC incentive for installing solar hot water on residential homes?
  10. Which utility company is currently offering an additional $300 to their customers installing solar hot water on existing homes?
  11. When BC is compared to these leading solar hot water countries, which countries receive less annual sunshine?
  12. How much solar energy, expressed as oil, does it take to produce a pound of beef?
  13. When the Best Western Inn in the Solar Community of Kelowna installed solar hot water panels in 2004, by how much did it reduce its hot water bills?
  14. How many watts in a gigawatt?
  15. How many official Solar Communities are there under the SolarBC program?

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