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According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, there are three main types of solar energy: photovoltaic, concentrated solar and solar heating. The first two technologies create electricity from the sun's rays, whi... More »

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According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, solar power can involve generating current directly from the action of ultraviolet radiation on treated silicon using the sun's heat to boil water and drive an electric... More »

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As of 2015, there are two types of solar energy collection in common use. The first type of solar power uses photovoltaic cells to create energy by collecting light from the sun. The second type of solar energy focuses t... More »

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In short, solar energy is sunshine. It ranges from heat to ultraviolet energy, although its output is primarily yellow light. More »

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Solar energy comes directly from the sun. It is light and heat captured from the sun that can be used for heating, electricity, photovoltaic energy and artificial photosynthesis. More »

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A solar flare is a sudden burst of energy erupting from the sun's corona. When the sun's magnetic field twists around sunspots, it can create a barrier that prevents energy from flowing outward. After enough energy build... More »

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Some benefits of using solar energy in a residential home are decreased energy bills, passive income generation, a reliable source of energy, locked-in energy costs and increased property value. Other benefits to society... More »

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