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solar energy
Harnessed solar radiation has many applications, including solar-panel heating and electricity produced with solar cells and solar furnaces.

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solar cell
Device used to convert solar energy directly into electric energy (photovoltaic effect).

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flat-plate solar collector
Device that collects solar radiation and heats a coolant, which in turn will be used in residential settings to heat water or the home.

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solar-cell system
Unit that is usually made up of 36 solar cells, each of which produces a voltage of 0.5 V; it is used to power low-voltage devices.

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production of electricity from solar energy
Heating the coolant directly with solar rays turns water into steam, which then turns the turbo-alternator to produce electricity.

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solar furnace
Plant that concentrates solar radiation to reach very high temperatures (over 3,000°C) as part of a research effort to develop experimental materials (including astronautic materials and ceramics).

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solar house
Solar energy can be used to heat and supply hot water to a home.