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Solar Energy Solutions

Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Off Grid Portable Foldable 2Pc...

$259.99 $229.90

Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 1000, 1002Wh Solar Generator (...

only $999.99

Goal Zero Boulder 200 Watt Briefcase Monocrystalline Solar Panel

only $499.95

Solar Crystal Ball LED Wind Chimes Outdoor Hanging - Waterproof Mobile...

$36.98 $25.98

Renogy 160 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel, 160W Mono,

$197.28 $180.17

ROCKPALS Foldable 60W Solar Panel Charger for Suaoki/Jackery Explorer ...

$159.99 $139.39

Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, molten salt power plants and artificial photosynthesis. It is an important source of renewable energy and its technologies are broadly characterized as 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 the use of photovoltaic systems, concentrated solar power and solar water heating to harness the energy. Passive solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun, selecting materials with favorable thermal mass or light-dispersing properties, and designing spaces that naturally circulate air.

In the USA, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems account for 30% (4.65 EJ/yr) of the energy used in commercial buildings and nearly 50% (10.1 EJ/yr) of the energy used in residential buildings. Solar heating, cooling and ventilation technologies can be used to offset a portion of this energy.