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solar energy


the energy of the sun which reaches the Earth in the form of short-wave radiation, visible light and near ultra-violet light

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"In an increasingly carbon-constrained world, solar energy technologies represent one of the least carbon-intensive means of electricity generation. Solar power produces no emissions during generation itself, and life-cycle assessments clearly demonstrate that it has a smaller carbon footprint from "cradle-to-grave" than fossil fuels. Of the more than 10,000 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity generation produced by the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), solar currently accounts for just 8 TWh. Yet solar technologies, including photovoltaics, concentrating solar power and solar thermal constitute the fastest growing energy source in the world. "

Term reference

The Promise Of Solar Energy, UN Chronicle Online Edition, (13.7.2009)


  • Български: слънчева енергия
  • Čeština: solární energie
  • Dansk: solenergi
  • Deutsch: Solarenergie
  • Ελληνικά: ηλιακή ενέργεια
  • English: solar energy
  • Español: energía solar
  • Eesti: päikeseenergia
  • Suomi: aurinkoenergia
  • Français: énergie solaire
  • Hrvatski: solarna energija
  • Magyar: napenergia
  • Íslenska: Sólarorka
  • Italiano: energia solare
  • Lietuvių: saulės energija
  • Latviešu: saules enerģija
  • Malti: enerġija solari
  • Nederlands: zonne-energie
  • Norsk: Solenergi
  • Polski: energia słoneczna
  • Português: energia solar
  • Română: energie solară
  • Slovenčina: slnečná energia
  • Slovenščina: sončna energija
  • Svenska: solenergi