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in Tech Knowledge - 04 Dec, 2012
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[definition] Solar Energy

conversion of sunlight into electricity,

either directly using photovoltaics (PV), (initially used to power small and medium-sized applications, from the calculator powered by a single solar cell to off-grid homes powered by a photovoltaic array.)

or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP).(boil water which is then used to provide power. )

Other technologies also exist, such as Stirling engine dishes which use a Stirling cycle engine to power a generator.