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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Armenia to build its biggest solar power plant

EurasiaNet 26 Jul 2021
The Armenian government is looking to expand the country’s renewable energy capacity with an ambitious plan of building two new solar power plants ... Following Masdar's offer, the government an international tender for a large-scale solar power plant construction in 2019 ... Businesses also were offered tax cuts if they used solar power....

Armenia Looks At UAE To Help Build Major Solar Plants

Oil Price 26 Jul 2021
... expand the country’s renewable energy capacity with an ambitious plan to build two new solar power plants....

Iraq, UAE-based renewable power developer sign deal to build solar power projects

MENA FN 27 Jun 2021
(MENAFN)According to the Iraqi oil ministry, the Iraqi electricity ministry inked with Masdar, a United Arab Emirates-based renewable power developer, a deal to set solar power projects in central ... ....

Iraq, UAE’s Masdar sign solar power agreement

Arab News 25 Jun 2021
The Iraqi electricity ministry signed with Masdar, a United Arab Emirates-based renewable power developer, an agreement to build solar power projects in ......

Strong growth predicted for Middle Eastern solar PV

PV Magazine 25 Jun 2021
The Emirates aims to generate 50% of its electricity from carbon-free sources, driven mainly by solar PV, by 2050 ... The fourth phase will include a large share of concentrated solar power (CSP) ... With the addition of the ACWA Power-led 1.5 GW Sudair project, these seven projects will contribute almost 3 GW of solar PV installations....

Dubai to add 600MW of clean energy capacity in 2021

The National 13 Jun 2021
Dubai is planning to add 600 megawatts of clean energy capacity in 2021 by adding more solar panels and through concentrated solar power (CSP) as it aims to boost its renewable energy capacity ... Dubai also received the lowest solar energy prices globally five consecutive times, making the emirate a global benchmark for solar power prices....

Dubai utility provider to boost clean energy capacity this year

Arab News 13 Jun 2021
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said it was adding 600 megawatts (MW) of clean energy capacity to the emirate’s power mix this year....

To the ends of the earth: Enric Sala, the explorer saving life in our oceans

The National 13 Jun 2021
The more species there are, the more powerful nature’s contribution to a sustainable existence for all of us ... However, efforts in the region, such as in the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, to develop renewable energy sources such as solar power are an important part of the global push towards supporting biodiversity, he says....

Abu Dhabi gets its largest solar-powered car park at upcoming airport terminal

Gulf News 01 Jun 2021
Abu Dhabi’s upcoming new airport terminal now has the emirate’s largest solar-powered car park, which will save 5,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year ... 7,542 solar panels, which will generate energy to power the car park, with excess energy fed to other sections of the airport....

Abu Dhabi Airports and Masdar complete development of largest solar-powered car park in Abu Dhabi

The National 01 Jun 2021
Abu Dhabi Airports and Masdar completed the development of the emirate's largest solar-powered car park at Abu Dhabi International Airport, the two companies said on Tuesday ... The energy generated by the grid-connected project will be used to power the car parking facility, with excess energy fed to other parts of the airport....

Solar Thermal Power System Market Shares SWOT Analysis, Key Development Strategies and Forecasts Till 2027

The Sentinel Newspaper 31 May 2021
The Solar Thermal Power System Market report offers an in-depth assessment of market dynamics, the competitive landscape, segments, and regions in order to help readers to become familiar with the Solar Thermal Power System market ... On The Basis Of Types, The Solar Thermal Power System Market Is Primarily Split Into....

BMW confirms its 2021 targets despite worsening chip shortages

Metro USA 07 May 2021
Power Women with Victoria Schneps ... As part of its drive to use more environmentally sustainable raw materials, BMW said it would source half of the aluminium used at its foundry in Bavaria from Emirates Global Aluminium, which makes the metal using solar power....

A Massive Solar Power Farm Will Be Built in California Desert

Interesting Engineering 04 May 2021
The California desert will welcome another massive solar power farm to its sandy, and sunny, land ... also boasts the Topaz Solar Farm in California that can generate 580MW of power, and the ... India, and the United Arab Emirates, among other nations, host major solar power farms, too....

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