If we want solar power info we should start with our old friend Mr. Sun.
Due to the sun's sheer size and complete awesomeness (yes, that is the scientific term), we end up with numbers and facts that boggle the mind.
Instead of letting these stats warp your brain, try to imagine the power we could potentially harness. It may still warp your brain, but in a good way.
Just take in some of these facts and figures and let them bounce around your head for a while. When they start to settle into place you might find that you are more excited than ever to put solar power to work for you.
You might start to think that it's pretty ridiculous not to use solar energy when there is so much of it available.
In fact, not taking advantage of solar power might seem like dying of thirst when there is a giant lake of fresh water right beside you.
Now, onto the solar power facts:
The sun's nuclear reaction consumes 4.2 million tons of mass per second (and it will still last another 6 billion years).
Only two billionths of the sun's total energy output is intercepted by the Earth.
If we put to work 1/35,000th of the sun's energy reaching the earth we'd meet all of humanity's energy needs!