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Solar Generation 6

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The growing appetite for energy in the entire world, the implications of climate change, the increasing damages to our environment and the scarcity of fossil fuels have created the appropriate conditions for renewable energies development. For decades we have known that just a small percentage ...expand
Publisher: Epia/Greenpeace

Published: October 29, 2010
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This publication is the sixth edition of the reference global solar scenarios that have been established by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and Greenpeace jointly for almost ten years. It provides well documented scenarios establishing the PV deployment potential world-wide by 2050. The Solar Generation Paradigm Shift Scenario predicts that by 2050, PV could generate enough solar electricity to satisfy 21% of the world electricity needs. This represents a total of 2,260 TWh of solar PV electricity in 2030 and up to 6750 TWh in 2050. This would come from an installed capacity of 1845 GW in 2030 and 4670 GW in 2050, to be compared with 23 GW installed in the world at the end of 2009.