Solar energy uses the sun as an energy source. The two main categories for solar energy are solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV). Solar thermal uses the sun’s heat to either heat a building or produce electricity. Solar photovoltaic (PV) uses certain materials (predominantly silicon) that produce a flow of electricity when exposed to sunlight.
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