Definition: Solar energy (Code 5530)
Solar energy covers the solar radiation exploited for hot water production and electricity generation. Passive solar energy for the direct heating, cooling and lighting of dwellings or other buildings is not included. Solar energy (code 5530) is the sum of solar thermal (code 5532) and solar photovoltaic (code 5534).
Joint International Energy Agency/Eurostat/United Nations Economic Commission For Europe annual questionnaire on renewables and wastes