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How is solar energy produced?

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October 31, 2010 4:51AM

Solar energy can be produced by capturing the heat from sunlight and using the heat to drive an engine, such as a steam turbine. Also, photovoltaic cells capture the photons of light and convert them directly into electricity.

This energy can be used immediately, but is usually stored in batteries for later use, such as to power a light after the sun sets.