Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 7 - Think and Discuss: 103

Answer

Solar energy is the total amount of energy delivered by the sun. Solar power is the rate at which the sun outputs energy, and roughly does not change. One could make the analogy that solar power is the hourly rate that is paid a worker, e.g., \$15/hour, and solar energy is the total amount paid, e.g., \$45 for 3 hours' work.
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