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energy derived from the sun in the form of solar radiation.
solar energy
energy obtained from solar power
solar energy

The radiant energy emitted by the Sun.

Energy derived from the Sun’s radiation. Passive solar energy can be exploited through architectural design, as by positioning windows to allow sunlight to enter and help heat a space. Active solar energy involves the conversion of sunlight to electrical energy, especially in solar (photovoltaic) cells. See also solar cell.

solar energy definition

The energy the Earth receives from the sun, primarily as visible light and other forms of electromagnetic radiation. (See renewable resource.)

Note: The term solar energy often refers to processes that use this energy to generate heat or electricity for human use. (See solar cells.)


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  • Solar-furnace

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  • Solar-heat

    verb (used with object) 1. to heat (a building) by means of solar energy.

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    noun 1. a house designed to absorb and store solar heat.

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