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Solar Power

Solar power is a term that’s used to describe the conversion of sunlight (solar energy) into electricity. The two main types of systems that are used to produce solar power are; solar photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP).

Photovoltaic systems are commonly used on a domestic or commercial scale to provide a source of power for a home or business through the use of solar panels. In contrast, a concentrated solar power system can be used to generate solar electricity on an industrial scale by focusing a large area of sunlight into a single beam which can then be used with conventional steam-driven turbines in order to generate electricity.

In this section you can discover how solar power actually works and the many different ways in which we can use it.

Articles

A solar photovoltaic panel.

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 panel producing working solar power.

How Solar Power Works

If you ever wondered how solar power works, then this guide to solar energy can be a great start in understanding the basic fundamentals relating to electrons and how these electrons become conduction electrons.

A portable solar panel providing a source of power.

Portable Solar Power

A solar energy article relating to the use of and the available portable solar powered devices on the market today.

A solar electricity kit.

Solar Electricity Kit

Find out what types of solar electricity kits are available to provide consumers with a means of providing power in a variety of circumstances.

Solar cells that are producing solar power for a home.

Home Solar Power

Home solar power systems can be a great investment in the long-term. Discover how by reading this article.

A solar power battery charger

Solar Power Battery Chargers

Find out how solar power battery chargers can be used to provide a source of electricity for mobile devices in the most remote of locations.

A small scale solar power plant.

Solar Power Plants

Find out how solar power plants are able to generate significant amounts of electricity by combining the power of hundreds of solar panels.

A solar powered fountain

Solar Powered Fountains

Solar powered fountains can be an attractive addition to any home or garden. Discover how these devices can add beauty to your home.

Somebody installing a do it yourself (DIY) solar electricity system.

DIY Solar Electricity

Dot it yourself solar electricity kits are perfect for providing small amounts of electricity in remote locations.