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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Photovoltaic Energy Factsheet

Title:
Photovoltaic Energy Factsheet

Abstract:
Solar energy can be harnessed in two basic ways. First, solar thermal technologies utilize sunlight to heat water for domestic uses, warm building spaces, or heat fluids to drive electricity-generating turbines. Second, photovoltaics (PVs) are semiconductors that convert sunlight to electricity. Only 0.65% of U.S. electricity is generated with solar technologies, in part because direct costs are high.

URL:
http://css.umich.edu/factsheets/photovoltaic-energy-factsheet

Source:
Center for Sustainable Systems - University of Michigan

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
August 2017

Associated Sectors:

  P2Rx

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