nonsolar

adjective
non·​so·​lar | \ ˌnän-ˈsō-lər How to pronounce nonsolar (audio) , -ˌlär \

Definition of nonsolar

: not solar : such as
a : not of, derived from, relating to, or caused by the sun nonsolar energy
b : not utilizing or relating to the utilization of solar power nonsolar consumers

Examples of nonsolar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "New Indiana solar law could cripple small businesses and customer savings," 5 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of nonsolar

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonsolar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonsolar. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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