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Until very recently, energy supply of the world has been treated as being nearly inexhaustible nowadays about 90 percent of the energy used is obtained from non-renewable resources: oil, natural gas, coal and uranium. The potential for the utilization of additional solar energy - and for solar to play a large role in global energy production - is vast most places on earth get sufficient sunlight to make solar pv a technically viable option when coupled with some form of energy storage (thermal storage or. The only asian country to have surplus energy generation is bhutan not only energy surplus, but also energy export to india forms an important part of the country's economy accounting to 45% of the net national revenue and 19% of the gdp in. This study considers only the two widely recognized classes of technologies for converting solar energy into electricity photovoltaics (pv) and concentrated solar power (csp), sometimes called solar thermal) in their current and plausible future forms because energy supply facilities.
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