Solar Power 101

The Basics of Solar Power

Discover how sunlight is converted into energy with the capability to power our everyday lives.

If you are interested in the environmental movement, you may have already encountered the Energy 101 initiative by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Included within the initiative is a series of videos that are intended to help educate and inform post-secondary students who are interested in the energy workforce. Made available to the public, the videos outline various aspects of the energy industry, assisting in broadening global awareness when it comes to power and electricity and how can affect our planet.

One topic in particular that is covered by the Energy 101 video series is solar power, otherwise known as concentrating solar power (CSP), a source of renewable energy that has gained in popularity over the past several years. While the basics of solar power is understood by the majority of people, how much do you really know about this renewable energy source?

Discover the basics behind harnessing the heat from the sun and converting it into energy by watching the below video from the DOE: Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power. The video demonstrates how solar power works, while also highlighting the different types of solar panels, such as towers, dishes and troughs.

Taking advantage of renewable energy resources is a great way to help support our environment, however, it is only one part of the solution. By reducing your building’s energy consumption with a solution such as the Harmonizer, you can lower greenhouse gas emissions, while also saving money.

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