solar

What is a Solar Collector?

In the simplest solar thermal application, a discrete solar collector gathers solar radiation to heat air or water for domestic, commercial or industrial use. The solar panel is usually a flat plate collector that consists…

What Can Solar Thermal Energy Be Used For?

Solar Thermal Energy is a very usable form of energy with many different ways to be used to meet ¬†conventional power requirements. Some common examples of Solar Thermal Technology applications include: Domestic Hot Water Radiant…

What are Solar Thermal Collectors?

Solar Collectors are the tools that transfer the light and radiation generated by sunlight (typically UV radiation) into heat. This heat can then be transferred to an HTF (Heat Transfer Fluid) and storage medium, such…

What is Solar Thermal Electricity?

Solar thermal energy is a technology for harnessing solar energy for thermal energy (heat). Solar thermal collectors are defined by the USA Energy Information Administration as low-, medium-, or high-temperature collectors. Low temperature collectors are…

What is Solar Thermal?

Solar Thermal, or Solar Heating, essentially means using the sun to heat water. A low-tech version of this concept is illustrated by a hose left out in the sun: the water within the hose is…