What does Solar Energy mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Solar Energy:


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

    radiant energy emitted by the sun

    We use Solar Energy to reduce air pollution

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Asjad Imtiaz Ali:

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

  2. Souleymane Berthé:

    The cost of initial investment discourages many wanting to shift to solar energy.

  3. Aguibou Samake:

    There is a paradox, why didn’t the authorities invest earlier in solar energy development?

  4. James Watson:

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

  5. Naseer Ahmad:

    Solar energy will also improve people’s quality of life by cutting their spending on kerosene and firewood.

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