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  1. #1 How is solar energy stored? 
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    Hello, I need help understanding how solar energy is stored, to be released into heat later. I know there are many ways, I supposed the most common ways is what I need to understand. Anyone know? Thanks a lot. Janne


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    The hot water kind use insulated water storage tanks. The photovoltaic kind use batteries or connect to the electrical power grid with an inverter.


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    Thanks a lot, so the water kind just stay warm from the insulation until they are needed again many months later?

    What about reusing the energy for electricity? How does solar energy produce electricity for a home?
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    I dont think the water can stay warm over more than a few weeks.

    heres your to do list:

    1. go to wikipedia and read the article about solar energy (compare to wind-farms)

    2. think before posting, it always comes in handy.

    3. skip the next 4 sentences and read my explenation.

    the dog is blue. I had to go into the dome. Medieval times relates to dialogues. why is this topic in the philosophical section?

    .... solar enegy would be electricity.
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    You could always grow some plants and then burn them.
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    I didn't see a electicity section and I did look hard. I also haven't gotten my answers on the solar sites so tried this next. Maybe someone will see this that knows even more and thanks for the help.
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    you could have put it in the electronics section... or at a long shot the physics, environmental or engineering sections
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