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Definition of "solar energy" []

  • Energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation emitted from the Sun; especially that part of this energy that is converted into usable thermal or electrical energy by man. (noun)

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Use "solar energy" in a sentence
  • "The solar energy captured by chloroplasts in plants lies at the base of complicated food chains, in which the energy passes from plants through herbivores, which may be insects, through carnivores, which may be insects or insectivores as well as wolves and leopards, through scavengers such as vultures and dung beetles, and eventually to agents of decay such as fungi and bacteria."
  • "And it was not until after the “Scientific Revolution” of the seventeenth century and the demonstration that the atmosphere acts as a heat engine powered by solar energy that the rational basis for the attempt to make such ma - chines was finally destroyed."
  • "Plants use solar energy to drive ‘uphill’ chemical syntheses, manufacturing organic fuels, primarily sugars."
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