There are two kinds of solar power plants: photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP). PV works by capturing sunlight on modules (panels) covered with one or two layers of a semi conducting material, usually silicon, and converting it into electricity.
According to the UNHCR, 2.6 million refugees have been living in camps for over five years. While the distress of their predicament cannot be understated, several low-cost technologies are helping them find some level of comfort and solace.
Environmental concerns have risen in line with the growth of aviation. Here are four steps being taken around the world to combat pollution and to reduce the carbon footprint of both aircraft and airports.
Access to clean and affordable energy for all is a sustainable development goal for the United Nations and the IEC is contributing to the effort with a number of its International Standards. Cheap solar energy is helping refugees find some small level of comfort by giving them access
Electricity access – an agent of economic growth ¦ Worldwide 1,3 billion people don’t have any access to electricity and 2,7 billion people have very limited access. In Africa, more than 600 million people, that is, two out of three Africans lack access to electricity. The UN recogniz
CSP (Concentrating solar thermal power) has long been viewed favourably by the wholesale energy sector. Now, advances in technology – including the vital thermal storage capacity that enables solar variability to be decoupled from a plant’s output – have succeeded in converting that s