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.