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solar power

[′sō·lər ′pau̇·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
The conversion of the energy of the sun's radiation to useful work.
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Solar power

A source of renewable energy that uses radiation emitted by the sun. Also known as solar energy.
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Presently around 20 megawatt of solar power is generated in Pakistan but with this facility of duty free import of solar panels and plants the power generating capacity will increase rapidly which is certainly a good sign to cope with the current power shortage which is a serious stress on the economy of the country a long time and has been a major constraint for economic growth of the country.
According to a recent report of World Bank, India has taken a significant step forward in putting into practice its green growth agenda by increasing its installed capacity of solar power from around 30 MW to more than 2,000 MW in a span of three years.
PV1, PV2, PV3 denotes solar power flux, falling on each of three solar modules of the plant.
Use of solar power has accelerated in Japan after the so-called feed-in tariff scheme for renewable energy was introduced in July 2012 after the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 led to the closure of nuclear power plants and a shortage of electricity.
The authors make a compelling case that space-based solar power could be just what humanity needs to break free of fossil fuels and life on Earth's surface at the same time.
A major challenge facing solar power producers is the non-availability of reliable data on solar radiation.
"In a couple of years, we see solar power costs coming down to 7-8 percent per unit, between 2003 and 2010, solar power generation globally has grown from 3,000 MW per annum to 17,000 MW per annum .
While all forms of electricity generation require water, many solar power plants are employing dry cooling technologies to reduce their water needs by as much as 95 percent.
We need to change our mind set for further expansion of solar power system in the country, he added.
Operation of the solar park will be outsourced to Wirsol Solar A.G., a solar power system integrator, which will perform maintenance and management.
Under the agreement, PSP and BSP will cooperate in a strategic alliance, with BSP acting as the general contractor to carry out the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation, or EPCI, contract for PSP solar power plants for a minimum of 50MW peak annually until 2013.