Solar energy is energy gathered from the light and heat of the sun. Our planet receives plenty of energy from the sun through its rays and this energy can be harnessed through two types of technology: solar thermal (heating water and/or air) or solar electric, also known as photovoltaics or PV (converting light to electricity). It is an important source of renewable energy and its abundance makes it a very appealing source of energy for your home or business.
Harnessing the power of the sun will increase your energy security through reliance on a local, inexhaustible, energy source that enhances sustainability, reduces pollution, mitigates the effects of climate change, and insulates you from rising fossil fuel prices. The easiest way to make use of solar energy is to install solar thermal collectors and/or photovoltaic (PV) panels on your property.