energy derived from the sun in the form of solar radiation.
Also called solar.
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The talk turned to heat-transfer mechanisms in the earth, and from there to the whole problem of solar-energy input and outflow.The Flaming Mountain
Harold Leland Goodwin
energy obtained from solar power
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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.
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