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Innovative paths for providing green energy for sustainable global economic growth
Author(s): Rajendra Singh; G. F. Alapatt
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Paper Abstract

According to United Nation, world population may reach 10.1 billion by the year 2100. The fossil fuel based global economy is not sustainable. For sustainable global green energy scenario we must consider free fuel based energy conversion, environmental concerns and conservation of water. Photovoltaics (PV) offers a unique opportunity to solve the 21st century’s electricity generation because solar energy is essentially unlimited and PV systems provide electricity without any undesirable impact on the environment. Innovative paths for green energy conversion and storage are proposed in areas of R and D, manufacturing and system integration, energy policy and financing. With existing silicon PV system manufacturing, the implementation of new innovative energy policies and new innovative business model can provide immediately large capacity of electricity generation to developed, emerging and underdeveloped economies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8482, Photonic Innovations and Solutions for Complex Environments and Systems (PISCES), 848205 (11 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.928058
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Rajendra Singh, Clemson Univ. (United States)
G. F. Alapatt, Clemson Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8482:
Photonic Innovations and Solutions for Complex Environments and Systems (PISCES)
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Judith Ann Todd, Editor(s)

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