Active solar energy
  Solar radiation used by special equipment to provide space heating, hot water or electricity.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

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  • Florida Solar Energy Center — The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is the largest and most active state supported renewable energy and energy efficiency research, training, testing and certification institute in the United States. An institute of the University of Central… …   Wikipedia

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