There don't seem to be any yet, but eventually I would expect questions around both solar-based electricity (e.g. photovoltaics) and solar thermal (e.g. hot water and solar ovens). Do we want to have separate 'solar-power' and 'solar-thermal' tags, or a combined 'solar' tag?

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I'd have thought: neither nor .

and would seem to have it covered, between them.

should be a synonym for

Solar cooking, and solar cooling via absorption chillers, both use solar-thermal.

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    I agree with that distinction - I just wonder whether people coming to ask questions will know to look for a photovoltaics tag rather than one with 'solar' in it. Feb 3, 2013 at 18:51
  • good point - updated
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    Feb 3, 2013 at 18:52

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