Solar Energy

Solar energy is the planet’s most abundant renewable energy resource. The Earth receives more energy from the sun in one hour than the entire world consumes in a year. But how do you capture and convert that energy to power your facility?

There are two types of solar energy technology: solar electric technology and solar thermal technology. Solar electricity uses photovoltaic (PV) cells in panels to generate electricity, while solar thermal uses the sun to heat water or fluids in collectors.


Photovoltaic energy converts photons of light into electricity through a photovoltaic cell. A PV cell is a semiconductor device that converts solar radiation into direct current electricity. Individual PV cells are the basic building blocks for modules, which in turn are used for solar arrays and complete PV systems.



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