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Five things you didn’t know about solar power
Sep 09, 2014
Peter Oram
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As governments start to focus attention on the growing need for renewable energy production and businesses realise its profitability, it is fair to say that the forecast for solar power is bright. In fact, Bloomberg New Energy Finance recently estimated that solar power or photovoltaic technology will top clean energy installations globally over the next 15 years, with growth particularly forecast in Asia, where new solar plants will exceed gas and coal production combined.

The potential for using solar power in the overall energy mix is vast and the technology behind making it possible is mind blowing. To celebrate the power of solar energy we have pulled together five great facts which you may not know about solar.       

1.     The state of the art Mineirão stadium in Brazil – which hosted this year’s World Cup – was fitted with 6,000 solar panels. It is the first ever World Cup stadium to be powered entirely by solar energy!

 

2.    It would only take an area of solar panels approximate a fifth of the size of France to power the WHOLE WORLD  

 

3.     The largest solar plant in the world is in the Mojave Desert in California, covering 1000 acres 

 

4.     India will be the next country to claim fame to the world's largest solar plant - it will have a nominal capacity of 4,000 MW and will spread across more than 77KM of land — greater than the island of Manhattan in New York.

 

5.     Many solar plants can produce energy throughout the night (thanks to hot molten salt tanks) 

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Peter Oram

Peter Oram leads the Renewables Sales function.  Peter has over 20 years’ experience with the company working in roles of increasing responsibility, including Field Engineering Services, Engineering, Project Management, Engineering Director, Business Director and more recently as the Global Sales Leader role for the entire Renewables portfolio since 2013.  Peter is the 2014 Electrifying Change winner for ‘External Focus’ at GE. He graduated from the University of York, and after several global roles, Peter now resides in Rugby, UK.