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(General Physics) energy obtained from solar power
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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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|Noun||1.||solar 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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