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Solar energy

energy

Energy that comes from the radiant light and heat from the sun.

Solar Energy (journal)

energy

Solar Energy is a peer-reviewed scientific journal and the official journal of the International Solar Energy Society.

Solar Energy Industries Association

energy

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), established in 1974, is the national non-profit trade association of the solar-energy industry in the United States. In 2019, the group reported at least 1,000 member companies

Solar farm

energy

Solar farms are large scale solar installations where photovoltaic panels, solar panels, or other means of collecting solar energy are used to harvest the suns power.

Solar fuel

energy

A synthetic chemical fuel produced from solar energy. Solar fuels can be produced through photochemical, photobiological, thermochemical, and electrochemical reactions.

Solar furnace

energy

A concentrated solar power structure that is used to produce high temperatures for use in power generation.

Solar gain

energy

Solar gain is the increase in thermal energy of a space, object or structure as it absorbs incident solar radiation.

Solar guerrilla

energy

Solar guerrilla (or the guerrilla solar movement) is a term originated by Home Power Magazine and is applied to someone who connects solar panels without permission or notification and uses monthly net metering without regard for law.

Solar hot water

energy

Solar hot water is water heated using only energy from the Sun.

Solar hybrid power systems

energy

Solar hybrid power systems are hybrid power systems that combine solar power from a photovoltaic system with another power generating energy source.

Solar insolation

energy

Solar insolation is made up of direct, diffuse, and reflected radiation.

Solar inverter

energy

A type of electrical converter which converts the variable direct current output of a photovoltaic solar panel into a utility frequency alternating current that can be fed into a commercial electrical grid or used by a local, off-grid electrical network.

Solar irradiance

energy

Solar irradiance is the power per unit area received from the Sun in the form of electromagnetic radiation as measured in the wavelength range of the measuring instrument.

Solar lamp

energy

A solar lamp also known as solar light or solar lantern, is a lighting system composed of a LED lamp, solar panels, battery, charge controller and there may also be an inverter.

Solar map

energy

A solar map, in general, is a map of a city, state, country, or any piece of land that illustrates information about how much a certain piece of land, building, or home experiences a certain amount of sunlight.

Solar micro-inverter

energy

A solar micro-inverter, or simply microinverter, is a plug-and-play device used in photovoltaics, that converts direct current generated by a single solar module to alternating current.

Solar mirror

energy

A solar mirror contains a substrate with a reflective layer for reflecting the solar energy, and in most cases an interference layer.

Solar panels

energy

Panels contructed of photovoltaic cells in order to capture sunlight energy and convert it into electricity.

Solar pond

energy

A body of saline water several metres deep with increasing salinity with depth.

Solar power tower

energy

The solar power tower, also known as 'central tower' power plants or 'heliostat' power plants or power towers, is a type of solar furnace using a tower to receive the focused sunlight.

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