I came across this headline:

"Coming soon to this coal county: solar, in a big way"

is "solar" in this context a generalization? like referring to solar panels and everything that can be solar?

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    Here, "solar" refers to solar power only. For instance, "solar radiation" or "solar flares" aren't included
    – gotube
    Commented Jan 4, 2022 at 17:44

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Although "solar" is very often used as an adjective, here is is used as a noun, meaning (from the context) "solar power".

Omitting the word "power" is fairly common in this context.

Nuclear is a zero-emission clean energy source.

Renewables, including solar, wind, hydro, biofuels and others, are at the centre of the transition

All the emboldened words are used as nouns.

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