Solar power

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaics convert light into an electric current using the photovoltaic effect.

The International Energy Agency projected in 2014 that under its "high renewables" scenario, by 2050, solar photovoltaics and concentrated solar power would contribute about 16 and 11 percent, respectively, of the worldwide electricity consumption, and solar would be the world's largest source of electricity. Most solar installations would be in China and India.

Photovoltaics were initially solely used as a source of electricity for small and medium-sized applications, from the calculator powered by a single solar cell to remote homes powered by an off-grid rooftop PV system. As the cost of solar electricity has fallen, the number of grid-connected solar PV systems has grown into the millions and utility-scale solar power stations with hundreds of megawatts are being built. Solar PV is rapidly becoming an inexpensive, low-carbon technology to harness renewable energy from the Sun.

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Middle East & Africa Data Center Generator Market Report 2022: Extending Use of Renewable Energy ...

Eagle-Tribune 26 Sep 2022
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority launched the first phase of the Middle East & Africa's largest solar-powered data center as the emirate attempts to strengthen its green economy and focus on sustainable development....
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Sixth phase of Dubai solar park to add another 900 MW of capacity

PV Magazine 07 Sep 2022
Those pre-phase six solar capacities would mean the emirate of Dubai would be generating 11.5% of its energy mix from clean power, according to DEWA CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, who added that the percentage is expected to rise to 14% this year....

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