non·​so·​lar ˌnän-ˈsō-lər How to pronounce nonsolar (audio)
: not solar : such as
: not of, derived from, relating to, or caused by the sun
nonsolar energy
: not utilizing or relating to the utilization of solar power
nonsolar consumers

Examples of nonsolar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For some installations, that is fine, but perovskites could go on thin and transparent, mimicking nonsolar windows more closely. Jackie Snow, WSJ, 13 Nov. 2022 This idea could be adapted for use with nonsolar power generation technologies. Kerry Rippy, The Conversation, 26 Aug. 2021 Still, Maassel said that amount is not enough to cover those costs — thus this amounts to a subsidy or cost-shifting when nonsolar owners must make up the rest to maintain the grid. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, 5 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonsolar was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Nonsolar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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