- 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
- 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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