Solar thermal energy technologies are capable of capturing heat energy from the sun and using it in two distinct ways. It can be used for both heating (either liquids or air) and for electricity production.
When we talk about solar thermal energy with regards to electricity production, it is important to note that this process is very different from that of traditional solar photovoltaic panels which directly convert solar energy into electricity.
To learn more about solar thermal energy and how to distinguish this from solar photovoltaics, we have produced a variety of articles on this topic. See below for further information.
Learn about the differences between solar PV and solar thermal energy systems. This article will help you distinguish between the two.
This article looks at the different pros and cons of solar thermal energy, in contrast to solar PV.
Find out how a homemade solar pool heater can provide a low-cost means of heating your swimming pool all year round.
Have you ever wondered what solar hot water heating systems can mean for your home? This article provides a deeper look at these systems in general.
Discover how we can heat water from solar energy via the use of a hot water solar panel.