Overview: Capturing the sun for energy production

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Abstract

Solar energy has potential to provide a major part of our energy for our future, as heat, electricity, and fuels. Most solar technologies are still at the research and development stage, however. There is therefore a need for bold and enduring efforts in research, development and commercialization, including strategic legislative measures and infrastructure investments. This overview article serves as an introduction to the present Special Report, briefly outlining the potential, principles and possibilities as well as some of the challenges of solar energy conversion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-107
Number of pages5
JournalAmbio
Volume41
Issue numberSUPPL.2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar energy
  • Solar fuels
  • Solar thermal energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Ecology

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