Solar Thermal Energy

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.