Solar energy is clean, it’s abundant and its renewable energy and the U.S. have plentiful supplies of it. With current technology there are several ways available to tap this energy for both light and heat and for private and commercial use;
3 simple ways to harness solar energy:
1. Photovoltaic (PV), which converts the sun’s light to electricity directly...
2. Concentrating solar power (CSP), or thermal energy which uses the sun’s heat to provide energy to electric turbines which is dispersed to consumers.
3. Cooling and Heating systems, which use thermal energy to provide air conditioning and hot water.
Solar energy is distributed generation (DG), which means solar installations such as solar panels are fitted on roofs or in large groups at ground level near to the supply point for electricity. More advanced installations feed a central power facility which provides electricity across a wide area.