Energy Sources Solar

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By solar energy, we mean the radiation that comes from our star and reaches our planet. It may be hard to believe, but the amount of energy that reaches Earth in an hour is enough to meet global energy needs for an entire year! Unfortunately, current technologies allow for a very limited harnessing of this potential. Solar energy can be converted into heat (via concentrated mirrors or panels flowing with special fluids) or electricity (through photovoltaic panels consisting of semiconductor materials such as silicon). Technological advancements are improving yields, but we are still far off from that delivered by fossil fuels.

The photovoltaic sector has been very dynamic in recent years thanks to progresses in technology, lower industrial and domestic system prices and government incentives in various countries.

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