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.
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.”
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.
– Solar Electricity – Solar Heating – Solar Lighting
– Ivanpah Project – Beaumont Solar Streetlights – NASA’s High-Efficiency Cells