Definition of solar energy in English:

solar energy

noun

  • 1Radiant energy emitted by the sun.

    • ‘Additionally, a number of other fully-feathered extant birds can readily absorb and use incident radiant solar energy.’
    • ‘Less solar energy means less heat to the land and air.’
    • ‘These materials readily absorb solar energy, including the infrared portion of sunlight.’
    • ‘Photosynthesis is the process where solar energy is transferred into useful chemical energy.’
    • ‘We are harvesting what the plant produced using photosynthesis to convert solar energy into chemical energy stored in the form of oils, carbohydrates and protein.’
    • ‘The first step in utilization of solar energy is photon capture by a lightharvesting system (antenna).’
    • ‘Now, deserts are windy places, windy because they abound in solar energy, the driving force of the world's supply of moving air.’
    • ‘Modular power station for the production primarily of hydrogen from solar energy and a method of generating electric energy’
    • ‘Aside from radiating heat into a building, dark roofing also radiates solar energy into the atmosphere.’
    • ‘Now, solar energy is actually nuclear energy; it is radiation.’
    • ‘Such changes could be useful, for example, for converting solar energy directly into mechanical energy.’
    • ‘They say the device, using tiny carbon nanotubes, might serve as the basis for an optical television or for converting solar energy into electricity once properly developed.’
    • ‘The sun is one big nuclear reactor - radiation is what solar energy is.’
    • ‘These solar fuels ultimately store solar energy within their chemical bonds.’
    • ‘In plants, algae, and cyanobacteria, oxygenic photosynthesis converts solar energy into chemical energy.’
    • ‘The ocean's like a living, breathing, super-organism, using solar energy to drive the atmosphere with heat.’
    • ‘During combustion, the fuel alcohol releases the embodied solar energy of photosynthesis and emits water and carbon dioxide.’
    • ‘Like Earth, space is filled with diffused energy: solar energy.’
    • ‘The ecosystem can be seen as an energy cycle that assimilates solar energy through photosynthesis.’
    • ‘Scientists in Japan have made the first device that can convert solar energy into electricity and then store the resulting electric charge.’
    1. 1.1
      another term for solar power
      • ‘Opponents argue that we can take other action such as energy conservation measures or using more solar energy.’
      • ‘It is also charged with establishing and promoting the use of solar energy, especially in areas were grid electrification is not feasible due to excessively high costs.’
      • ‘Swindon's churches could be heated by solar energy as part of a commitment to helping the environment.’
      • ‘Passive solar energy for heating our spaces and our water would result in more comfortable houses and more efficient industry, and would lower our energy bills.’
      • ‘People are now using solar energy for heating, water supply, and running fax and STD systems.’
      • ‘The foundation wants high energy efficiency targets, with some use of solar energy, and also initiatives to save water and recycle waste.’
      • ‘It can be powered by any heat source including solar energy thus bypassing fuel cells.’
      • ‘It has taken a second energy crisis in 2 years for energy efficiency and conservation, and renewable wind and solar energy, even to begin to be taken seriously.’
      • ‘He opposed money for research in solar energy and clean energy sources.’
      • ‘Tax breaks, energy worries, and global warming are making nuclear, wind, and solar energy increasingly important markets.’
      • ‘The budgets for geothermal technology development, hydrogen research, hydropower, wind and solar energy systems were cut roughly in half.’
      • ‘For example, sunny Sydney is an ideal spot to showcase solar energy, so electricity for several events will be powered by the sun through photovoltaic panels.’
      • ‘The first area concerns the use of direct solar energy to replace electricity, and also to give us greater security of supply in dry winters, as well as build some capacity.’
      • ‘Most of the major oil and energy companies have entire divisions committed to solar energy.’
      • ‘The plants are irrigated with water pumped by the means of solar energy and their computer is also powered with wind energy.’
      • ‘As people search for alternatives to fossil fuel energy, solar energy emerges as one of the cleanest and most practical sources of electricity.’
      • ‘I think we could phase out the use of fossil fuels eventually by making solar energy our primary energy resource.’
      • ‘She suggests funding could be attracted by making the pool a Desert Knowledge project, using solar energy for heating during winter.’
      • ‘One of the most important actions to counter these challenges is the establishment of alternative energy sources such as solar energy.’
      • ‘While the prototype will run on diesel, the group has come up with renewable energy alternatives involving wind and solar energy depending on the global position of the product.’

Pronunciation

solar energy

/ˈsōlər ˈenərjē/