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Solar Power

Solar Power refers to the act of using the Sun's energy to produce a power source, usually in the form of electricity. This is usually done using solar panels, although it can also be done using a solar mirror/concentrator to heat water to steam to power a turbine.

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Solar Power Generation

Solar Power Generation is the act of using a system that is powered by the Sun to produce typically electrical power.


Most often this is achieved using Solar Panels to generate the electrical energy required directly. 

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Solar Power System

A solar power system is one which is primarily powered by solar energy.

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    Establish the facts around solar power. This article explains the pros and cons of having a solar power system for your home, and how to work out the costs.
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    Solar Power systems installed at the home or office can reduce environmental impact. How solar panel systems work is described and how you and the environment benefit.
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Solar Powered

Describes an object which is either solely or completely powered from the Sun. It may require direct Sun light to work or stores the solar energy in a battery to use later, such as solar powered garden lights.

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