Solar Energy: A Complete History

Solar energy makes up the lion’s share. With its long history of application and simple manufacturing, it’s easy to understand why solar is monumental. Continue reading for everything you need to know about solar energy and how it developed  over time.

Solar Energy: An Exact Definition

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the largest trade association for solar and related industries in the United States, defines solar energy as “energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy.”

How Does Solar Energy Work?

Solar energy converts the light from the sun (also called thermal radiation) into electricity. The harnessed power travels through the solar system and is used for a variety of applications.

What Are the Applications of Solar Energy?

– Solar Electricity – Solar Heating – Solar Lighting

Examples of Solar Energy in the Real World

– Ivanpah Project – Beaumont Solar Streetlights – NASA’s High-Efficiency Cells

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