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Energy can be harnessed directly

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Solar Energy

Energy can be harnessed directly from the sun, even in cloudy weather.
Solar energy is used worldwide and is increasingly popular for generating electricity or heating and desalinating water.
Solar power is generated in two main ways:
Photovoltaics (PV), also called solar cells, are electronic devices that convert sunlight directly into electricity.
The modern solar cell is likely an image most people would recognise – they are in the panels installed on houses and in calculators.
They were invented in 1954 at Bell Telephone Laboratories in the United States.
Today, PV is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies, and is ready to play a major role in the future global electricity generation mix.
Solar PV installations can be combined to provide electricity on a commercial scale, or arranged in smaller configurations for mini-grids or personal use.
Using solar PV to power mini-grids is an excellent way to bring electricity access to people who do not live near power transmission lines, particularly in developing countries with excellent solar energy resources.
The cost of manufacturing solar panels has plummeted dramatically in the last decade, making them not only affordable but often the cheapest form of electricity.
Solar panels have a lifespan of roughly 30 years, and come in variety of shades depending on the type of material used in manufacturing.

Solar energy is the technology used

Solar energy
is the technology used to harness the sun’s energy and make it useable.
As of 2011, the technology produced less than one tenth of one percent of global energy demand.
Many are familiar with so-called photovoltaic cells, or solar panels, found on things like spacecraft, rooftops, and handheld calculators.
The cells are made of semiconductor materials like those found in computer chips.
When sunlight hits the cells, it knocks electrons loose from their atoms.
As the electrons flow through the cell, they generate electricity.
Source: National Geographic