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Solar energy is the radiant energy emitted by the sun on a continuous basis. This form of energy helps to keep us alive in numerous ways from warming our planet to helping to grow the food we eat. With the help of renewable energy technologies (such as solar panels), we can also harness solar activity in order to provide heating or generate electricity.

In this section you’ll find a variety of articles surrounding topics related to solar energy in general, solar hot water, solar panels and solar power.

Articles

Where Is Solar Energy Used?

Take a look at where solar energy is used in the world today. Find out which countries lead the way and which are lagging behind.

Solar energy usage in Shanghai, China.

History of Solar Power

The history of solar power goes further back than you might think. Take a look at our timeline of events to learn more about the history of solar energy.

An old solar panel showing the history of solar power.

How Solar Panels Work

Find out how solar panels work to convert sunlight into electricity with the help of the photovoltaic (solar PV) process.

Somebody installing a solar panel.

How Solar Panels Are Made

Ever wondered how solar panels are made? This article takes a look at the entire process from manufacturing the components to the assembly of the panel.

A factory line where solar panels are made.

What Are Solar Panels Used For?

Solar panels allow us to generate electricity which we can then use in a variety of ways. This article helps to explain the different ways in which we can make use of solar panels.

A solar panel being used to provide power in a garden.

Solar Panel Diagram

If you’ve ever wondered how a solar panel works, why not take a look at our solar panel diagram. The diagram shows the process of converting solar energy to electricity.

A diagram of a solar panel.

Solar Energy In India

Find out how India is embracing the use of solar energy in order to become a world leader in renewable energy consumption.

A photo showing a solar panel in India's Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.

Environmental Impacts of Solar Energy

This article takes a look at the different environmental impacts of solar energy. Learn about the negative and positive impacts that solar power can have, at both a local and global scale.

The different environmental impacts of solar energy.

15 Benefits of Solar Energy

Here we take a look at the top 15 benefits of solar energy. You will find out what makes this renewable energy source the global choice for clean energy production.

The benefits of solar energy.

Uses of Solar Energy

This article takes a look at some of the different uses of solar energy. You’ll discover some unique ways that people using this renewable energy source right around the globe.

An image depicting the use of solar energy.

Free Solar Panels

Free solar panel initiatives may be available in your country/region as a result of carbon reduction schemes launched by many countries and councils over recent years.

A housing development that could feature free solar panels.

Solar Photovoltaics

Discover how solar photovoltaics works and the ways in which we can use this process of converting the suns energy into useable electricity.

A solar photovoltaic panel.

Buying Solar Panels

If you’re looking into buying solar panels to reduce your carbon footprint then this article can help you understand what options are available to you when purchasing solar panels.

A basic solar panel that can be bought.
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