solar energy

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solar energy

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(General Physics) energy obtained from solar power

solar energy

1. The energy produced or radiated by the sun.
2. Energy derived from the sun's radiation. Solar energy is used on Earth in various ways. It is used as a passive source of energy, for example, in the form of sunlight that comes through a window and heats up a room, or as an active source, as in the conversion of sunlight to electrical energy in solar cells.
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Noun1.solar energy - energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energysolar energy - energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy; "the amount of energy falling on the earth is given by the solar constant, but very little use has been made of solar energy"
alternative energy - energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment
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Developing the technologies for building solar thermal electric power plants, developing and using clean energies, optimizing the energies produced from regular fuels, boosting the power plants' output, cutting environmental pollution, stabilizing the voltage of the region's electricity, meeting the ever-increasing demand for electricity and increasing the electricity production capacity are among the main objectives of setting up this plant," University Jihad Chancellor Hamid Reza Tayyebi said.

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