Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either immediately using photovoltaic (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems utilize lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to center on a massive area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaic changes light into electric current using the photoelectric effect.
Each of these two types of solar energy needs the manufacture of two discrete kinds of solar panels. One is labeled a “solar collector” which is used to warm water and then supply it in a tank for distribution when required. The other form of panel is named a “solar panel”, or more officially, a “photovoltaic panel”. Solar panels gather the light radiation from the Sun and switches it into direct current electricity, which can then be transformed to alternating current using an inverter.
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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a huge part of sunlight into a small beam. The concentrated heat is then used as a heat basis for a conventional power plant. A wide range of concentrating expertise exists; the most developed are the parabolic trough [discuss], the concentrating linear Fresnel reflector, the Sterling dish and the solar power tower. Diverse procedures are used to trace the sun and focus light. In each one of these systems a working fluid is warmed by the concentrated sunlight, and is then used for power generation or energy storage.