State of the Solar Union [In My View]

  title={State of the Solar Union [In My View]},
  author={Subhash C. Mehta},
  journal={IEEE Power and Energy Magazine},
On the surface, solar still looks to be but a drop in the ocean of power generation. Cumulative global capacity for solar by the end of 2010 stood at about 37 GW, a mere 0.78% of the overall total electricity capacity of 4,742 GW. And factor in the lower-than-average capacity factor of 20-25% for photovoltaics (PV), the dominant solar technology by far, and… CONTINUE READING