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Information and links on topics relating to solar energy use.



Depending on the way solar systems capture and convert solar energy they can be considered passive or active systems. Passive systems use the sun's rays and radiation to directly heat objects whereas active systems convert that energy into other types of energy, such as using a photovoltaic panel to convert radiant energy into electrical energy. The links below provide information on both types of systems as well as information on tax incentives for installation of solar systems.


Solar Energy Basics

Passive solar

Active Solar

Tax Incentives

NDSU, Dept. 7620

P.O. Box 6050

Fargo, ND  58108-6050

Phone: 701.231.7261

Fax: 701.231.1008

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