Solar energy is basically heat and radiant radiation from the Sun, which is harnessed utilizing a host of ever-changing technologies including solar thermal power, solar heating, photovoltaic, solar photofacial energy, solar architecture and algae based thermodynamics. There are many forms of solar energy technology. The technology implemented by companies in Australia includes special coatings for use on flat or curved roofs, and solar shingles. One of the most important technological advances in recent years is the solar roof. This roof has become very popular in many Australian homes because of its ability to provide both great aesthetics as well as a very efficient way of heating and cooling a home.
When sunlight hits the solar panels in the roof, it is absorbed and converted into heat, which is then transferred to the air circulating through the house. Over time, this heat can be used to heat swimming pools, run central heating, heat up swimming pools and for heating entire buildings. It has also recently been used to generate electricity at a national level in Australia, where solar energy companies have contracted with generators to supply the power needed to pump up the nation’s rivers. The wind generated by the turbines in these wind farms is then routed into power plants to provide electricity to homes and businesses.
The other form of solar energy, which is most often deployed is solar thermal power. This is the most efficient form of solar energy and also the most commonly deployed. Using solar thermal power, heat is produced from the Sun’s rays and then converted into heating using a solar thermal power plant. A solar thermal power plant incorporates a collection of photovoltaic (PV) cells. When sunlight hits one of the PV cells, electrons are knocked loose in the form of ions and flow through the wire harnessing them for later use in thermal heating systems or industrial applications.