Definition of solar energy in English:

solar energy

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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1Radiant energy emitted by the sun.
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    • Now, solar energy is actually nuclear energy; it is radiation.
    • During combustion, the fuel alcohol releases the embodied solar energy of photosynthesis and emits water and carbon dioxide.
    • We are harvesting what the plant produced using photosynthesis to convert solar energy into chemical energy stored in the form of oils, carbohydrates and protein.
  • 1.1 another term for solar power.
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    • While the prototype will run on diesel, the group has come up with renewable energy alternatives involving wind and solar energy depending on the global position of the product.
    • People are now using solar energy for heating, water supply, and running fax and STD systems.
    • It can be powered by any heat source including solar energy thus bypassing fuel cells.

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