A house fitted with both thermal and photovoltaic panels
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Keywords Solar, solar energy, photovoltaics, Sustainable technologies, Electrical engineering, Renewable energy, Energy conversion, Energy conservation, Energy production, Energy efficiency
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG07 Affordable and clean energy
Authors KVDP
Published 2009
License CC BY-SA 4.0
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A solar energy conversion system (SECS),[1][2][3] or solar energy harvester are general terms that could be used for any machine that, powered by solar energy, either generates energy that can be used to directly heat a fluid or gas (passive solar) or generate electricity (PV, CPV, PETE, ...). The term can thus refer to:

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The conversion of the energy of the power of the sun into more useful forms is done using a variety of ways, each depending on the type of system employed. See photovoltaics.

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