Skip to main content

Solar Technologies

There are three primary technologies by which solar energy is harnessed: photovoltaics (PV), which directly convert light to electricity; concentrating solar power (CSP), which uses heat from the sun (thermal energy) to drive utility-scale, electric turbines; and solar heating and cooling (SHC) systems, which collect thermal energy to provide hot water and air heating or conditioning.

Photovoltaics
Learn More
Solar Heating & Cooling
Learn More
Concentrating Solar Power
Learn More
Quality Assurance for PV System Installation
Learn More
Solar + Storage
Learn More

Related News

Thursday, Dec 05, 2019

Rallying Cry: American Solar Workers Call on Administration to #StopSolarTariffs

Today, dozens of solar energy supporters from across the country gathered at the headquarters of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to rally for an end to solar tariffs. Clad in yellow scarves and holding sun balloons, solar workers called on the USITC to grant relief from the harmful solar tariffs.

Read More
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

Fueling Small Solar Business Growth Requires the ITC

With each passing day it seems like another large company, like Amazon or Target, announces new solar procurements or bold renewable energy commitments. These companies make the headlines, but the untold success story of solar power in America can be found in small businesses across the country that are making those deals happen.

Read More
Friday, Oct 04, 2019

U.S. Manufacturers Are Helping Build Our Clean Energy Future

SEIA has set a goal for solar to reach 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. That massive growth should be fueled by a strong supply chain and manufacturing base here in the U.S.

Read More