solar energy, solar power(noun)
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"
Energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation emitted from the Sun; especially that part of this energy that is converted into usable thermal or electrical energy by man.
Solar energy, radiant light and heat from the sun, has been harnessed by humans since ancient times using a range of ever-evolving technologies. Solar energy technologies include solar heating, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal electricity, solar architecture and artificial photosynthesis, which can make considerable contributions to solving some of the most urgent energy problems the world now faces. Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute solar energy. Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors to harness the energy. Passive solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun, selecting materials with favorable thermal mass or light dispersing properties, and designing spaces that naturally circulate air. In 2011, the International Energy Agency said that "the development of affordable, inexhaustible and clean solar energy technologies will have huge longer-term benefits. It will increase countries’ energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and mostly import-independent resource, enhance sustainability, reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating climate change, and keep fossil fuel prices lower than otherwise. These advantages are global. Hence the additional costs of the incentives for early deployment should be considered learning investments; they must be wisely spent and need to be widely shared".
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Energy transmitted from the sun in the form of electromagnetic radiation.
The numerical value of Solar Energy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Solar Energy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We can no longer accept this paradox that those who have the most potential for solar energy have only a small share of solar electricity.
Kenya has great potential for the use of solar energy throughout the year, thanks to its location near the equator, yet so far, the country gets less than 2 percent of its energy from solar power.
A snowpack that might look clean to our eyes can be more effective in absorbing solar radiation than a dirty one, overall, what matters, it is the total amount of solar energy that the surface absorbs. This is the real driver of melting.
Production has improved dramatically since I started using a solar-powered machine, boosting my income from around $50 to $90 a month, solar energy has improved my family’s quality of life such that there is not much difference between us and people in the urban areas.
Without the similar research base that we have in the United States for, say, fusion energy it's unlikely to make meaningful progress, if the Japanese make progress in the next five years people might start to notice and say' Why aren't we doing that here.' Ultimately, he said, space-based solar energy is like most novel ideas.
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Translations for Solar Energy
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- طاقة شمسيةArabic
- solární energieCzech
- Solarenergie, SonnenenergieGerman
- ηλιακή ενέργειαGreek
- suna energio, sunenergioEsperanto
- energía solarSpanish
- انرژی خورشیدیPersian
- énergie solaireFrench
- sinne-enerzjyWestern Frisian
- אנרגיה סולאריתHebrew
- सौर ऊर्जाHindi
- energi matahariIndonesian
- energia solareItalian
- אנרגיה סולאריתHebrew
- 太陽エネルギー, 太陽光エネルギーJapanese
- 태양 에너지Korean
- solaris industriaLatin
- соларна енергија, сончева енергијаMacedonian
- zonne-energie, zonne energieDutch
- energia słonecznaPolish
- energia solarPortuguese
- energie solaraRomanian
- солнечная энергияRussian
- சூரிய சக்திTamil
- güneş enerjisiTurkish
- сонячна енергіяUkrainian
- شمسی توانائیUrdu
- năng lượng mặt trờiVietnamese
- זונ ענערגיעYiddish
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