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solar

Solar power supplies electricity to hundreds of thousands of people around the world, it provides employment for several tens of thousands, and constitutes an annual business worth more than 1 billion.

Development of the global solar electricity market
solar electricity1% total electricity production by 2020
26% total electricity production by 2040
market volume1% total electricity production by 2020
26% total electricity production by 2040
module costsless than 1/Wp** by 2020
cost per kWh (Berlin) 20 cents by 2020
jobs2.3 million globally by 2020



* MW: megawatt.

** Watt-peak (Wp) is the maximum power output of a 1 square meter solar panel at 25 degrees centigrade. This unit of output is devised to compare the performances of various types and makes of solar panels. A 100 Wp panel is supposed to produce 100W.
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