Burning at about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit on its surface, and 28 million degrees Fahrenheit at its core, the sun is a self-sustaining and reliable producer of immense energy. The idea of capturing this energy and converting it into electricity has led to a long series of scientific innovations since the “photovoltaic effect” was first discovered in the mid 1800s. Learn more about how solar power works with the sites below.
- The New York Times has a page dedicated to hosting the paper's latest stories on solar power. Check in to stay current with improvements in technology and adoption.
- The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a nonprofit organization of solar professionals working to promote the use of solar energy. The group's homepage offers a diversity of industry resources, including news, information for “going solar,” job listings and more.