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Solar panels, or photovoltaic panels, use photovoltaic cells to create energy these cells create direct current through absorption of sunlight's photons by silicon, allowing electrons to be stripped from atoms. The 2008-2014 period was marked by the significant growth of installed capacity for solar photovoltaic power, which in 2014, reached 1,843 megawatts of installed capacity geothermal energy geothermal energy can be captured from the heat stored beneath the earth’s surface or from the absorbed heat in the atmosphere and oceans. It's true that all solar produces clean energy, but sunpower doesn't stop there we raise the bar for environmental and social sustainability through our beneficial by design philosophy that aims to be a regenerative force on the environment and society.
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