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3.3% of global electricity is generated from Solar

What is Solar?

Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity. This can be done directly using the photovoltaic effect or indirectly using concentrated solar power.

Is Solar a low-carbon energy source?

The median estimate of lifecycle emissions from Solar is 45 gCO2eq / kWh. This is based on the Technology-specific Cost and Performance Parameters report from the IPCC.


Solar compared to other low-carbon energy electricity sources

Most significant producers of electricity from Solar

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