Solar Energy Trends Around the World

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The installation of new solar power has been increasing around the world every year. The global solar PV capacity was a staggering 593.9 GW by the end of 2019 and estimated to increase to more than 1500 GW by 2030. Some 15 countries, led by Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Czech Republic, have been […]

Solar Energy in South Africa

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South Africa is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources in the form of solar, biomass and wind energy. The Government’s White Paper on Renewable Energy Policy, released in 2003, supported the development of alternative energy systems with an ambitious target of generating 10,000GWh green electricity by 2013. The growing climate change concerns related to burning […]

Solar Energy in Jordan

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Jordan has been the leader in the development of renewable energy systems in the Middle East, with its tremendous renewable energy potential in the form of wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy. Renewable energy accounted for about 2% of the energy consumption in 2009, and the country has set ambitious targets to raise this share to […]

World’s Largest CSP Plants

With mammoth CSP plants in varying states of operation all across the world, the search for the true ‘world’s largest’ plant generally points to either California, Nevada, or Morocco. But which is really the biggest? What is Concentrated Solar Power Using mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy, CSP technologies upgrade traditional steam turbines or engines to create electricity from heat. And, […]

Solar Power Projects in Jordan

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The solar energy potential in Jordan is enormous as it lies within the solar belt of the world with average solar radiation ranging between 5 and 7KWh/m2, which implies a potential of at least 1000GWh per year annually. Solar energy, like other forms of renewable energy, remains underutilized in Jordan. Decentralized photovoltaic units in rural and remote […]