Visualizing Solar Energy

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Solar Heating Rain Collector

▼ COOKING In hot, sunny weather, a solar oven or panel cooker can be used to cook a pot of rice or heat water. The powerful solar cooker shown below reaches even higher temperatures. It is being used to fry food.

Solar Heating Rain Collector

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▼ INDOOR HEATING South-facing windows and heat-absorbing construction materials turn a room into a solar collector that can help heat an entire building, such as this Connecticut home.

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▲ WATER HEATING Water is heated as it flows through small pipes in this roof-mounted solar heat collector. The hot water then flows into an insulated tank for storage.

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