Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture and artificial photosynthesis.
It is an important source of renewable energy and its technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on how they capture and distribute solar energy or convert it into solar power. Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic systems, concentrated solar power and solar water heating to harness the energy.
Passive solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun, selecting materials with favorable thermal mass or light-dispersing properties, and designing spaces that naturally circulate air.
Solar air conditioning might play an increasing role in zero-energy and energy-plus buildings design. Solar air conditioning can be done through passive solar, solar thermal energy conversion and photovoltaic conversion (sunlight to electricity).
1st floor, Office no.103,
Al Amoodi Building, Naif Road,
Beside West Hotel, Deira, Dubai - UAE.