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Solar Energy

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What Is Solar Energy & Types


of Solar Energy
Solar power is energy from the sun.
"Solar" is the Latin word for "sun" and it's
a powerful source of energy. Without it,
there will be no life. Solar energy is
considered as a serious source of energy
for many years because of the vast
amounts of energy that is made freely
available, if harnessed by modern
technology.
Types of Solar Energy

Passive Solar Energy


Active Solar Energy
Solar Thermal Energy
Photovoltaic Solar Power
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)
Passive Solar Energy
Passive Solar Energy
Passive solar energy refers to the harnessing of the sun's
energy without the use of mechanical devices. Using south-
facing windows to provide natural lighting and heat for your
home are examples of passive solar energy.

Advantages of Passive Solar Energy

Passive Solar Heating


Passive Cooling
Daylighting
Active Solar Energy
Active Solar Energy
Active solar energy uses mechanical devices in the collection,
storage, and distribution of solar energy for your home. For
example, in active solar energy water heating systems, pumps
are used to circulate water through the system.

Advantages of Active Solar Energy

Active Solar Space Heating


Active Solar Water Heating
Active Solar Pool Heating
Solar Thermal Energy
Solar Thermal Energy
Solar thermal energy is the energy created by converting solar
energy into heat.

Advantages of Solar Thermal Energy

Solar Pool Heating


Solar Water Heating
Solar Space Heating
Solar Thermal Cooling
Photovoltaic Solar Power
Photovoltaic Solar Power
Photovoltaic solar power is the energy created by converting
solar energy into electricity using photovoltaic solar cells.

Advantages of Photovoltaic Solar Power

Solar Electricity
Photovoltaic Cooling
Photovoltaic Solar Lighting
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)
Concentrating Solar Power
(CSP)
Concentrating solar power is a type of solar thermal energy
that is used to generate solar power electricity.

Advantages of Concentrating Solar Power

Arid non farming land can be used to create electricity.


Concentrated Solar Power uses less land than flat panel solar power.
Avoids variability of future energy prices.
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