Kendrick might have been talking about a different type of energy, but the electromagnetic radiation from the Sun can definitely be felt over hundreds of millions of kilometers.
We know that the Earth’s distance from the Sun is in a sweet spot, if the distance were further, the Earth might be frozen, any closer and the Earth’s climate would be much warmer. This sweet spot, similar to Goldilocks’ ‘just right’, as well as the Greenhouse effect of Earth’s atmosphere allows H2O to exist in gas, liquid and solid form. This is a cause for celebration! There are other planets in other ‘solar systems’ that are potentially in the sweet spot, but the Greenhouse effect on those planets would need to be known to calculate the true surface temperature.
It’s no wonder humans have always had a special appreciation and connection to the Sun!