Active solar energy

Active solar energy

The energy from sunlight that is absorbed by photovoltaic collectors and transferred directly to the building interior; stored using a battery, a hydrogen fuel cell, or some other system for later use; or sold to a utility.
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Although Takara Leben already has eight active solar energy plants in Japan with a total capacity of 10MW, it seeks to boost its capacity to 100MW.
The challenge is to capture, store and exploit this inexhaustible energy source either through passive or active solar energy equipment.
In the Active solar energy systems for achieve and transmit energy, the electrical and mechanical systems are used.
Morocco's active solar energy plan is another element helping bridge the country's energy mix as it strives to derive 42% of its energy demand from renewable sources by 2020.
Roof shape and slope is essential for active solar energy use by installing solar collectors, as it enables efficient solar panels to work.
Active solar energy refers to harnessing sunlight/heat to store it and convert it for other applications; the collectors for active energy are usually found on rooftops (NC State, 2009).
For instance, the center will make use of passive solar energy, but it won't include an active solar energy system such as photovoltaic panels to generate electricity.