Solar Energy In The Mediterranean An Infinite Energy Resource

By far the biggest energy resource in countries in the Near and Middle East and North Africa is solar irradiance, with a potential that is by several orders of magnitude larger than the total world electricity demand. This resource can be used both in distributed photovoltaic systems and in large central solar thermal power stations. Thus, both distributed rural and centralised urban demand can be covered by renewable energy technologies.

PART FIVE: CSP SPECIAL - SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANTS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Figure 5.3: Annual electricity demand and generation within the countries in the MED-CSP scenario

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I Photovoltaics ■ Hydropower I Wind ■ CSP Plants

Wave/Tidal HOil/Gas IGeothermal HCoal I Biomass ■ Nuclear

Figure 5.3: Annual electricity demand and generation within the countries in the MED-CSP scenario

I Photovoltaics ■ Hydropower I Wind ■ CSP Plants

Wave/Tidal HOil/Gas IGeothermal HCoal I Biomass ■ Nuclear

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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