Saturday, September 3, 2011
Types of Solar Energy
Solar energy technologies use the sun's energy and light to provide heat, light, hot water, electricity, and even cooling, for homes, businesses, and industry. There are a variety of technologies that have been developed to take advantage of solar energy. These include: Photovoltaic Systems Producing electricity directly from sunlight. [learn more] Solar Hot Water Heating water with solar energy. [learn more] Solar Electricity Using the sun's heat to produce electricity. [learn more] Passive Solar Heating and Day lighting Using solar energy to heat and light buildings. [learn more] Solar Process Space Heating and Cooling Industrial and commercial uses of the sun's heat.