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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SkyPower, ZETDC sign PPAs for Zimbabwe’s largest solar project

Gulf Today 19 Apr 2024
In a historic event at the World Future Energy Summit, SkyPower and the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) have signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), marking a significant milestone in the development of the largest solar project in the history of Zimbabwe....

EWEC sets sights on 7.6 Gigawatts of solar power in Abu Dhabi by 2030

The Gulf Time 18 Apr 2024
Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) is focused on expanding solar energy production in Abu Dhabi, targeting a capacity of 7.6 gigawatts (GW) by 2030 ... These endeavours are set to position Abu Dhabi as home to the world’s four largest independent solar power plants....

Govt Salaries to be Paid Despite 1403 Budget Approval Pending

Tolo News 03 Apr 2024
This comes as since the return of the Islamic Emirate to power in the country, the budgets for the solar years 1401 and 1402 were covered by the country's domestic revenues, and only in the year 1401, about 231 billion Afs were allocated for the regular and developmental budget....