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Solar energy refers to the energy harnessed from the sun’s radiation. This form of energy is abundant, renewable, and sustainable. Solar power can be converted into electricity using photovoltaic (PV) cells or concentrated solar power (CSP) systems. PV cells directly convert sunlight into electricity through the photovoltaic effect, while CSP systems concentrate sunlight onto a small area using mirrors or lenses to generate heat, which is then used to produce electricity.

Solar energy has numerous advantages, including its environmental friendliness, as it produces no greenhouse gas emissions or air pollutants during operation. It also reduces dependence on finite fossil fuels and can contribute to energy security and independence. Additionally, solar power systems can be installed at various scales, from small residential rooftop installations to large utility-scale solar farms.

Despite its many benefits, solar energy also faces challenges, such as intermittency (the sun doesn’t shine 24/7), energy storage limitations, and the need for upfront investment in infrastructure. However, advancements in technology, declining costs, and supportive government policies have been driving rapid growth in the solar energy sector globally.