The term Solar System orignally refered to the system of planets that revolved around the sun. Over the past 50 years or so, the term has been broadened to include mechanisms, devices and processes that working together convert or utilize the energy radiating from the sun. The sun sends to us an extremely large spectrum of radiation in great adundance. We have learned how to harness this energy and most often these particles are referred to as photons. Presently, we can use the heat energy from the sun and using the proper elements we can also generate electricity from the sun light rays.
Heat energy from the sun can generally be broken down into these useful forms:
Solar Thermal Power - This form is similar to CSP however, we are not reflecting the suns ray as much as we are utilitizing the heating properties of more directly. Solar Thermal is more economical and easier to employ in residential and smaller scale environments. To learn more about this type of solar energy conversion process click on the link above.
Passive Solar Energy - Passive solar utilizes the direct sunlight to heat ambient air and fixtures. To learn more about this type of solar energy conversion process click on the link above.
The suns rays are typically utilized in the following ways:
Solar Photovoltaic Power - This is a process is used to convert the sun's rays into electricity though the use of solar cells arranged to form solar panels . To learn more about this type of solar energy conversion process click on the link above.
CSP - Concentrated or Concentrating Solar Power - The sun's rays are highly focus utilizing mirrors toward a central point or plane. The intense heat captured is converted into energy and is more commonly used in commercial or utility scale environments. To learn more about this type of solar energy conversion process click on the link above.
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