The term “Solar energy” describes the radiant light and heat from the sun. This radiant energy of the sun can be harnessed and used for heating and electricity production purposes.
The conversion of solar energy into heat or electricity is totally free of any pollutants. The main advantage of electricity and heat produced from solar energy is that it can be generated and used locally (decentralized) and thus provide relief to power grids and makes consumers independent from fossil fuels.
And it is abundant: the amount of solar energy absorbed by the earth in one hour is equivalent to the energy consumed by the world’s population in one year!