What does solar energy mean?

Definitions for solar energy
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. solar energy(Noun)

    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.

Freebase

  1. Solar energy

    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".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Solar Energy

    Energy transmitted from the sun in the form of electromagnetic radiation.

Editors Contribution

  1. solar energy

    Energy from the sun

    Solar energy is used for a variety of innovative purposes

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2021  

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How to say solar energy in sign language?

  1. solarenergy

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solar energy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solar energy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of solar energy in a Sentence

  1. Naseer Ahmad:

    Investing in (solar) energy is much better than investing in the construction of dams and exploration for fossil fuels.

  2. Asjad Imtiaz Ali:

    The initiative will help scale up demand for solar energy across Pakistan.

  3. Lamarck Oyath:

    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.

  4. James Watson:

    Investors need a secure political framework for generation, self-consumption and storage of solar energy.

  5. Chancellor Werner Faymann:

    Subsidies exist to support new and modern technologies which are in the interest of all EU states. This does not apply in any way to nuclear power, nuclear power plants are dangerous, expensive and -- compared with ... wind, hydro and solar energy -- neither economically nor ecologically competitive.

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