Title: Snapshot of Photovoltaics—March 2017
Citation: SUSTAINABILITY vol. 9 no. 5 p. 783
Publisher: MDPI AG
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC106358
ISSN: 2071-1050
URI: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/9/5/783
DOI: 10.3390/su9050783
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Renewable energy use, especially from solar photovoltaic electricity generation, is growing at a much faster pace than the rest of the economy world-wide. The significant cost reduction of solar PV over the last decade and the zero-fuel cost volatility have increased solar PV’s attractiveness. In 2016, the newly installed solar PV power of about 75GWwas more than all the world-wide installed capacity until the end of 2011. The fact that the Paris Agreement went into force on 4 November 2016 will be another accelerating factor for the use of electricity from renewable energy sources. Apart from the electricity sector, renewable energy sources for the generation of heat and environmental friendly synthetic-fuels for the transport sector will become more and more important in the future.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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