What is Solar Energy?
"radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies..."
"Electricity can be produced directly from photovoltaic, PV, cells. (Photovoltaic literally means “light” and “electric.”) These cells are made from materials which exhibit the “photovoltaic effect” i.e. when sunshine hits the PV cell, the photons of light excite the electrons in the cell and cause them to flow, generating electricity."
"Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available, and the U.S. has some of the richest solar resources in the world."