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Technology Roadmaps: Solar photovoltaic energy

Abstract

Solar PV power is a commercially available and reliable technology with a significant potential for long-term growth in nearly all world regions. This roadmap estimates that by 2050, PV will provide around 11% of global electricity production and avoid 2.3 gigatonnes (Gt) of CO2 emissions per year. Achieving this roadmap's vision will require an effective, long-term and balanced policy effort in the next decade to allow for optimal technology progress, cost reduction and ramp-up of industrial manufacturing for mass deployment. Governments will need to provide long-term targets and supporting policies to build confidence for investments in manufacturing capacity and deployment of PV systems. PV will achieve grid parity -- i.e. competitiveness with electricity grid retail prices -- by 2020 in many regions. As grid parity is achieved, the policy framework should evolve towards fostering self-sustained markets, with the progressive phase-out of economic incentives, but maintaining grid access guarantees and sustained R&D support.
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2010
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; ENERGY POLICY; DISPERSED STORAGE AND GENERATION; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT
OSTI ID:
21594417
Country of Origin:
IEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XY12OA225
Availability:
Free publication produced by the International Energy Agency (IEA). See also the IEA website: http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/name,3902,en.html; Commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE21594417
Submitting Site:
ETDE
Size:
48 pages
Announcement Date:
Sep 07, 2012

Citation Formats

Technology Roadmaps: Solar photovoltaic energy. IEA: N. p., 2010. Web.
Technology Roadmaps: Solar photovoltaic energy. IEA.
2010. "Technology Roadmaps: Solar photovoltaic energy." IEA.
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abstractNote = {Solar PV power is a commercially available and reliable technology with a significant potential for long-term growth in nearly all world regions. This roadmap estimates that by 2050, PV will provide around 11% of global electricity production and avoid 2.3 gigatonnes (Gt) of CO2 emissions per year. Achieving this roadmap's vision will require an effective, long-term and balanced policy effort in the next decade to allow for optimal technology progress, cost reduction and ramp-up of industrial manufacturing for mass deployment. Governments will need to provide long-term targets and supporting policies to build confidence for investments in manufacturing capacity and deployment of PV systems. PV will achieve grid parity -- i.e. competitiveness with electricity grid retail prices -- by 2020 in many regions. As grid parity is achieved, the policy framework should evolve towards fostering self-sustained markets, with the progressive phase-out of economic incentives, but maintaining grid access guarantees and sustained R&D support.}
place = {IEA}
year = {2010}
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