Photovoltaics at multiterawatt scale: Waiting is not an option
25% annual PV growth is possible over the next decade
SCIENCE | 6 Apr 2023 | Vol 380, Issue 6640 | pp. 39-42
Global experts on solar power strongly urge a commitment to the continued growth of photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing and deployment to power the planet, arguing that lowballing projections for PV growth while waiting for a consensus on other energy pathways or the emergence of technological last-minute miracles “is no longer an option.” In a joint paper published on April 7th in the latest issue of Science, the PV researchers determined that a sustained global growth in photovoltaics of 25 percent per year over the next decade is prerequisite for achieving a climate-neutral global energy system by 2050.
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