“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that. I wish I had more years left” – Thomas Edison

The two types of solar energy are photovoltaic and thermal. Photovoltaic technology directly converts sunlight into electricity. Solar thermal technology harnesses its heat. These different technologies both tap into The Sun’s energy, locally and through large-scale solar farms.