Rooftop solar PV (photovoltaic) panels could supply more than 25 per cent of the world’s electricity needs by 2050, according to a team based in UCC.
Owing to improved deployment capability and reduced costs, rooftop solar PV) – solar farms or roof-mounted solar panels used in home, commercial and industrial buildings – is currently the fastest deployable electricity generation technology.
Using modelling that provides much more accurate indications, the researchers conclude rooftop solar PV can supply 25-49 per cent of global electricity needs by 2050 in their study, the first detailed global assessment of energy potential from this source.
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Source: The Irish Times