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solar energy

n
(General Physics) energy obtained from solar power
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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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