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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House Hunting in the United Arab Emirates: A Solar-Powered Palace in Dubai

New York Times 11 May 2022
In the Persian Gulf city, 50,000 new residences are expected to be completed by year’s end, which should keep a check on soaring prices ... ....
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Azerbaijan, UAE Discuss Garadagh SPP Project

MENA FN 10 May 2022
(MENAFN - AzerNews) Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates have discussed the implementation of the Garadagh solar power plant, founded in March 2022. The discussion took place during the meeting ... ....

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