Solar power

Solar power, Conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity.

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Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and solar tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaic cells convert light into an electric current using the photovoltaic effect.Photovoltaics were initially solely used as a source of electricity for small and medium-sized applications, from the calculator powered by a single solar cell to remote homes powered by an off-grid rooftop PV system. Commercial concentrated solar power plants were first developed in the 1980s. As the cost of solar electricity has fallen, the number of grid-connected solar PV systems has grown into the millions and utility-scale photovoltaic power stations with hundreds of megawatts are being built.

Solar energy
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Solar energy ... either passive solar or active solar depending on how they capture and distribute solar energy or convert it into solar power. Active solar techniques include...

Concentrated solar power
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Concentrated solar power ... Concentrated solar power (CSP, also known as concentrating solar power, concentrated solar thermal) systems generate solar power by using mirrors or lenses...

Solar power by country
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Solar power by country ... significant solar power capacity into their electrical grids to supplement or provide an alternative to conventional energy sources. Solar power plants use...

Solar power in India
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Solar power in India ... Solar power in India is a fast developing industry. The country's solar installed capacity was 36.9 GW as of 30 November 2020. The Indian government had...

Photovoltaic system
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Photovoltaic system ... photovoltaic system, also PV system or solar power system, is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. It consists...

Solar power tower
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Solar power tower ... The solar power tower, also known as 'central tower' power plants or 'heliostat' power plants or power towers, is a type of solar furnace using a tower...

List of largest power stations
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List of largest power stations ... and peat, while renewable power stations run on fuel sources such as biomass, geothermal heat, hydro, solar energy, solar heat, tides and the wind. Only...

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility
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Ivanpah Solar Power Facility ... 500 heliostats, each with two mirrors focusing solar energy on boilers located on three 459 ft (139.9 m) tall solar power towers. The first unit of the system was...

List of photovoltaic power stations
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List of photovoltaic power stations ... plants owned by different independent power producers and with separate transformer connections to the grid. Wiki-Solar reports total global capacity of utility-scale...

Space-based solar power
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Space-based solar power ... Space-based solar power (SBSP) is the concept of collecting solar power in outer space and distributing it to Earth. Potential advantages of collecting solar energy...

Photovoltaic power station
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Solar panel
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Solar thermal energy
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Solar power in Gujarat
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Solar power in China
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Electric aircraft
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Solar power in California
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Solar power in Australia
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Solar power in Pakistan
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