Solar energy has become a more and more popular source of energy as technology has accelerated forward, but did you know that plants figured it out first?
Plants are no different than people in that they need energy to fuel their life. The difference is that plants have mastered the use of light as a source of their energy.
Plants utilize a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis describes how chlorophyll, the chemical in plant leaves that make them green, absorb energy from the sun. This energy is then used to separate water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. Afterward, the plant releases the oxygen into the atmosphere, for us to breath, and then combines hydrogen and carbon dioxide together. The combination of hydrogen and carbon dioxide is then used to create glucose, or in other words natural sugars. These sugars can then be used by the plant for healthy growth as well as to reserve energy for later.
Just remember, plants that have adequate amounts of sun will produce more lush vegetation, beautiful flowers and great tasting fruits and vegetables.