Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qk99vw/global_solar)
has announced the addition of the “Global
Solar Power Industry” report to their offering.
The harnessing of solar energy is not new in fact, development of solar
energy dates back more than 100 years, to the middle of the industrial
revolution. Solar energy is pollution-free, an important benefit when
the cost of removing pollutants from the environment is considered. For
example, a typical SWH system will, over its lifetime, displace 10.5
tons of CO2 if replacing a natural gas system, or 71.5 tons if replacing
an electric system.
The solar thermal industry is capable of becoming a dynamic, innovative
annual business within 20 years, unlocking a new global era of economic,
technological and environmental progress. The benefits of solar power
are compelling: environmental protection, economic growth, job creation,
diversity of fuel supply and rapid deployment, as well as the global
potential for technology transfer and innovation. The underlying
advantage of solar energy is that the fuel is free, abundant and
inexhaustible. The total amount of energy irradiated from the sun to the
earth’s surface is enough to provide for annual global energy
consumption 10,000 times over.
Solar thermal power uses direct sunlight, so it must be sited in regions
with high direct solar radiation. Among the most promising areas of the
world are the South-Western United States, Central and South America,
North and Southern Africa, the Mediterranean countries of Europe, the
Middle East, Iran, and the desert plains of India, Pakistan, the former
Soviet Union, China and Australia.
A major benefit of solar thermal power is that it has little adverse
environmental impact, with none of the polluting emissions or safety
concerns associated with conventional generation technologies. There is
hardly any pollution in the form of exhaust fumes or noise during
The solid industrial and political commitment to the expansion of the
solar thermal power plant industry shows that the current surge of
activity in the solar electricity sector is only a foretaste of the
potential, massive transformation and expansion over the coming decades.
-Canadian Solar Inc.
-Free Energy Europe S.A.
-United Solar Ovonic
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