Solar energy is power that is harnessed directly from the sun’s radiation. (Technically, hydropower and biomass and coal are also “solar power” that has been stored differently.) There are two main ways to create energy from solar radiation: you can use it as a heat source, called solar thermal, or as a power source, called solar electric.
There are many options for putting the sun to work. Read about the types of solar energy here.
Examine the costs associated with the different types of solar implementations.
The solar energy available for use in our region depends upon a number of factors.
Learn how we’re gathering and monitoring solar power at our Corporate Headquarters' building, as we figure out which technologies show the most promise.
Browse some of the frequently asked questions about solar energy.
Alabama Power provides a "Purchase of Alternate Energy" rate for excess generation from alternative energy sources.
Read about the opportunities for commercial and industrial solar installations.