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Copy of DRAFT- Empower(ed) mock up

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Transcript of Copy of DRAFT- Empower(ed) mock up

Cidade Azul = 3MW
El Aguila = 2MW
Brockville = 10MW
Northfield Mountain = 2MW
Beckwith = 10MW (under construction)
Canjuneda/Cami = 1MW
Glow IPP Solar = 2MW
Pampa Camarones = 6MW
(under construction)
Overview of
solar energy
and its implementation worldwide.
Solar energy
is electromagnetic radiation (solar radiation) that is emitted by the sun, captured and converted into useful forms of energy.
Let's us first quickly test your knowledge
on solar energy
Answer: 90 minutes
Answer: Less than 0.5%
Although the photovoltaic effect was discovered nearly 200 years ago, the majority of the global installed solar capacity has been built over the past 25 years.
We distinguish two main solar technologies:
Photovoltaic (PV)
Concentrated solar power (CSP)
The Pros of Photovoltaic are:


The Cons of Photovoltaic are:


CSP is using mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight in a single focal point. The concentrated light is then converted to heat, which drives a heat engine connected to an electrical power generator.
The Pros of CSP are:


The Cons of CSP are:


Not all regions in the world are appropriate for installing solar power plants
(double check with Greg: PV as well?)
There's a mismatch between potential solar energy supply and electricity demand
converts light directly into electricity.
Question #1

In how much time enough sunlight strikes the earth
to provide the entire planet's energy needs for one year?
a. 120 minutes b. 120 hours
c. 90 minutes d. 90 seconds
Question #2

What is the percentage of solar energy
in the world electricity energy mix?
a. 15% b. 1%
c. 5% d. Less than 0.5%s
CPV uses lenses or curved mirrors to concentrate a large amount of sunlight onto a small area of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells to generate electricity.
Crystalline Silicon
Thin Films
Central Receiver Tower

This is less than half of the global installed wind capacity (on- and offshore) by end 2013: ~ 305,000 MWe

Parabolic Trough
Stirling Dish
There are two main types of
Regular (non-concentrated)
Concentrated PV (CPV)
There are four types of
At the end of 2012, only 0,5% of all global capacity was generated
by solar resources.
Also at the end of 2012, only 2,2% of all renewable global capacity
was solar energy.
source: x1
source: x1

At the end of 2013, the global installed solar capacity was:
- 3,400 MWe for CSP
(what is "e"?)
- 137,000 MWp for PV
(what is "p"?)

Growth of solar market is expected to continue in the following years, with solar becoming more important than wind.
source: x10
Europe was the main PV market until now. In 2013 Asia led PV installations. Other emerging markets are India and North America.
source: x4
For CSP: 93% of the cumulative capacity by end 2013 is in Spain and USA. New markets are in MENA, South Africa, Australia, Chile and India.
source: X6 and X7
North and Central America, together with China and South-East Asia gather 75% of the CPV capacity, followed by Europe and MENA.
source: IHS EER
(to be completed)
Linear fresnel
GDF SUEZ has solar energy expertise in Laborelec and Tractebel Engineering
Shankar's / Penny's video explaining BEI's vision and strategy regarding solar energy
The Group is developing PV projects in France, Chile and the UK; as well as exploring CPV and CSP through pilot projects in countries around the world ...
(to be completed)
Understand The future of solar energy
Welcome to Empower(ed)
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