Soil solarization is a non-chemical environmentally friendly method for controlling pests using solar power to increase the soil temperature to levels at which many soil-borne plant pathogens will be killed or greatly weakened.
Soiling is the accumulation of material on light-collecting surfaces in solar power systems.
A solar air collector consists of an absorber material, sometimes having a selective surface, to capture radiation from the sun and transfers this thermal energy to air via conduction heat transfer.
Solar air conditioning refers to any air conditioning (cooling) system that uses solar power.
Solar air heating is a solar thermal technology in which the energy from the sun, insolation, is captured by an absorbing medium and used to heat air.
Building designs that specifically target the use of solar power.
A system of photovoltaic panels is an Array.
The solar azimuth angle is the azimuth angle of the Sun's position.
A solar balloon is a balloon that gains buoyancy when the air inside is heated by solar radiation, usually with the help of black or dark balloon material.
A solar cable is the interconnection cable used in photovoltaic power generation.
Also known as a photovoltaic cell, is used to convert light energy into electricity.
Solar cell efficiency refers to the portion of energy in the form of sunlight that can be converted via photovoltaics into electricity by the solar cell.
This factor is a measure of quality of a solar cell.
Solar chemical refers to a number of possible processes that harness solar energy by absorbing sunlight in a chemical reaction.
The sun’s radiation heats air under a large glass collector zone (around 1 km diameter), which then rises through large turbines at the base of a 600m high tower to generate electricity.
Solar thermal technologies are paired with photovoltaics (PV) to increase the efficiency of the system by taking heat away from the PV collectors, cooling the PV panels to improve their electrical performance while simultaneously warming air for space heating.
A solar combisystem provides both solar space heating and cooling as well as hot water from a common array of solar thermal collectors, usually backed up by an auxiliary non-solar heat source.
The solar constant is a flux density measuring mean solar electromagnetic radiation (solar irradiance) per unit area.
A cooker that uses concentrated sunlight to cook or heat.
Solar desalination is a desalination technique powered by solar energy.