Scientists have known for many years that the sun emits enormous amounts of energy that, if captured, could serve as a virtually unlimited source of power. Only recently, however, have the technology and desire for solar power come together to speed development of this formidable resource.
Many believe we are entering solar power’s golden era, with new technology and manufacturing techniques, making solar energy more available and more affordable. Solar energy is contained in the sun’s rays that strike the Earth each day. This energy helps make life on our planet possible by heating the Earth’s surface and providing light during the daylight hours. Energy produced by sunlight can be harnessed to create electric power and to perform other tasks.
Like wind energy, solar power harnesses nature’s resources and makes use of them to create green energy for everyday consumption. Photovoltaics solar cells (PV technology) and solar heating offer reliable, cost-efficient methods of generating electricity and heat respectively and in Denmark, both technologies are applied with success in commercial as well as residential buildings. Since wind turbines produce the most electricity during the night and in the winter time and PV mainly produces electricity during the long Nordic summer days, the two technologies supplement each other well.
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