Solar energy is the cleanest, most abundant, renewable energy source
available. And the Esharp Solar Solution has some of the richest solar resources shining
across the nation. Today's technology allows us to capture this power in
several ways giving the public and commercial entities flexible ways to
employ both the heat and light of the sun.
The greatest challenge the Esharp Solar Solution market faces is scaling up
production and distribution of solar energy technology to drive the
price down to be on par with traditional fossil fuel sources.
Solar energy can be produced on a distributed basis, called
distributed generation, with equipment located on rooftops or on
ground-mounted fixtures close to where the energy is used. Large-scale
concentrating solar power systems can also produce energy at a central
There are four ways we harness solar energy: photovoltaics
(converting light to electricity), heating and cooling systems (solar
thermal), concentrating solar power (utility scale), and lighting.
Active solar energy systems employ devices that convert the sun's heat
or light to another form of energy we use. Passive solar refers to
special siting, design or building materials that take advantage of the
sun's position and availability to provide direct heating or lighting.
Passive solar also considers the need for shading devices to protect
buildings from excessive heat from the sun.