We are building our new home and we have decided that we will use solar thermal power there. So I have some doubts, hope someone will clear it out. Is there such thing as a solar panel that also has a solar thermal power for homes? Secondly can a house survive on solar thermal power alone? I need help with the answer since I’m having trouble finding it on Google. Please suggest me friends and do tell me that solar power and solar thermal power is same thing?