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What is Solar Energy? 
 
Radiant energy from the sun has powered life on Earth for many millions of years..  NASAThe sun has produced energy for billions of years.  Solar energy is the sun’s rays (solar radiation) that reach the Earth. Solar radiation is the general term for the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun. This energy can be converted into other forms of energy, such as heat and electricity. 
 
 
 
 
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