INTERNATIONAL ENERGY JOURNALVolume 18, No. 01A, Month MAY, Year 2018, Pages 61 - 61
Editorial note: iceeee 2017
Prof. Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf
Abstract Download PDFIn recent years, the wide concerns about global warming and harmful emissions from carbon fuels have resulted in an emerging interest in the development of renewable energy applications. Solar energy, with a reputation for being inexhaustible and environmentally benign, is one of the most important parts of renewable energies and has been widely used in residential, industrial, remote, and transportation areas. Generally solar energy can be used in two ways: electricity and heat. Solar thermal technology uses the solar heat energy to heat water or air for applications such as space heating, water heating, and cooling for homes and businesses. Solar thermal energy can also be harvested for power generation such as concentrating solar power plant. Solar photovoltaic technology converts solar energy into electricity using semiconducting material solar cell.