solar energy


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solar energy

n
(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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Gathering together, at CISOLAR, we develop strong solar energy industry in the region.
India has set a target of achieving overall solar energy installed capacity of 20,000 MW by 2022.
MULTAN -- The sun shines for around 3,600 hours a year on average in Pakistan making it one of the most suitable countries to harness solar energy potential to the maximum, an expert said on Monday.
7 ( ANI ): Researchers have developed a new technique for improvement of the connections between stacked solar cells, which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production.
The three-day conference will discuss the topic of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) by using solar energy in the GCC countries and the role of solar energy in energy policies, in addition to reviewing the political and legal rights to convert energy and the industrial applications of solar energy technologies: current status and needs.
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Solar Energy has depended on Sino-American for 15-20% of the crystalline silicon for its solar cells, making it a major customer of Sino-American.
Saudi Arabia to Build $1 Billion Plant to Develop Solar Energy Production
Additionally, Solar Energy and K Power announced a strategic alliance that makes Solar Energy the preferred supplier of solar electric and solar thermal equipment to commercial and solar farm projects constructed by K Power, a division of the Dana B.
One frustration of solar energy is that although it's free, clean, and inexhaustible, it's a major challenge to harvest efficiently.
At the end of 2004, the United States had 397 megawatts of solar energy capacity.
Henry Landa, formerly with the Wisconsin Technical College System and currently adjunct faculty member, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been involved with the development of solar energy since the late 1960s.

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