SOLAR

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There Are Two Ways We Use Solar Energy:

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Customer-owned Solar

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Utility-scale Solar

Customer-owned solar includes technologies and services that convert sunlight directly into electricity through photovoltaic cells with a total generating capacity of less than 2 megawatts. This sector also includes solar thermal technologies that harness sunlight to meet thermal requirements for water or heating and cooling or create heat energy used to generate electricity for residential purposes.

Utility-scale solar includes technologies and services that convert sunlight directly into electricity through photovoltaic cells for a total generating capacity of more than 2 megawatts. This sector also includes solar thermal technologies that harness sunlight to meet thermal requirements for water or heating and cooling or create heat energy used to generate electricity for commercial or industrial purposes.

Solar can be captured through panels in the following ways:

Solar Thermal Panels

Solar thermal systems use heat from sunlight for heating water used in buildings.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

Solar panels use photovoltaic cells to convert sunlight directly into electricity through a chemical reaction.

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