energy derived from the sun in the form of solar radiation.
- Also called solar.
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How to use solar energy in a sentence
Five years ago I landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Abu Dhabi after flying around the globe powered solely by solar energy, a first in aviation history.Use today’s tech solutions to meet the climate crisis and do it profitably | Walter Thompson | February 12, 2021 | TechCrunch
However, the price of renewable energy technologies, particularly wind and solar energy, has rapidly dropped over the last few years.How much will Africa capitalize on cheap renewable energy as its power grid grows? | Carolyn Gramling | January 25, 2021 | Science News
With solar energy, the barge also could conduct water quality monitoring and run the security system, among other tasks.Solar-powered barge could take oyster farming deeper into Chesapeake | Christine Condon | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
The ups and downs of that solar energy also make the thermosphere vary wildly in temperature.
A possible way around this would be to generate solar energy in space.Solar Power Stations in Space Could Be the Answer to Our Energy Needs | Amanda Jane Hughes | November 27, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Her father, Bart, had resigned as CEO of a solar energy company in Atlanta after an unspecified disagreement with the board.
In sunny regions, the company reckoned, solar energy could account for about 80 percent of the energy needed for oil recovery.
Goldwater co-chairs a campaign to “stand up to utility monopolies to ensure solar energy remains strong in America.”
Asked if he, the son, is ahead of his time on solar energy, Goldwater replied, “That makes for an interesting story.”
The 200,000-square-foot facility is powered by solar energy so that frequent power outages do not disrupt care.The Aid Industry Failed Haiti After Its 2010 Quake | Elise Jordan | February 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the seas the fluid has an exceeding freedom of motion; it can obey the varied impulses which the solar energy imposes upon it.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The winds blow and the rivers run; the crops grow, are gathered and consumed, by virtue of the solar energy.A Text-Book of Astronomy | George C. Comstock
The design of the funnel allows it to collect solar energy for about an hour without needing to be re-positioned.The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler | Steven E. Jones
Plato said that solar energy found one of its forms of expression in man.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12 | Elbert Hubbard
The light and heat, the two great forms of solar energy, were withdrawn, but something took their place.The Story of Eclipses | George Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for solar energy
energy obtained from solar power
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Scientific definitions for 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.
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Cultural definitions for solar energy
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