Solar Technologies

Solar Electric (PV) technology uses sunlight to produce electricity. Individual solar cells, each made from semiconductor materials, connect together to form solar electric modules and produce electricity. These solar modules, in turn, combine and connect to form solar electric arrays.


Visit NY-Sun to learn more about the NY-Sun Incentive Program, Community Solar, K-Solar, solar technologies, and installing solar on your property, business, school, or community.

Solar Thermal (Hot Water) Technology

Solar hot water technology uses the renewable power of the sun’s heat energy to produce hot water for homes and businesses. A typical solar hot water system uses roof-mounted solar collectors to heat cold water. The solar-heated hot water from the collectors is then stored in a tank - ready for use when you need it. If your solar hot water (solar thermal) system cannot keep up with the demand for hot water, a simple, automatic control system enables your conventional water heater to provide supplemental hot water.