Solar energy is a clean and abundant renewable energy source that harnesses the sun’s radiation to generate electricity or heat. It can be captured through photovoltaic (PV) panels, which convert sunlight directly into electricity using semiconductor materials, or through solar thermal collectors, which use sunlight to heat a fluid, typically to produce steam and drive turbines. Solar energy systems are scalable and can be installed on rooftops, large-scale solar farms, or integrated into building materials, making it a versatile and sustainable solution for meeting energy demands. With ongoing advancements in solar technology and decreasing costs, solar energy is becoming an increasingly important part of the global transition towards a greener and more sustainable energy future.
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