World so­lar leader Con­ergy de­mys­ti­fies cost-ef­fi­cient green energy and stor­age for our re­mote lo­ca­tions

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY -

So­lar energy cells have achieved enor­mous ef­fi­ciency gains in re­cent years, con­vert­ing in re­search a world record 46 per cent of sun­light be­ing gen­er­ated into elec­tric­ity.

And even if you can’t buy such ad­vanced pho­to­voltaics off the shelf just yet, there are mighty ad­vances al­ready tak­ing place out in the field where high-ef­fi­ciency so­lar ar­rays are mak­ing green energy far more eco­nom­i­cally sus­tain­able than ever be­fore.

Global clean energy in­vest­ment rose 16 per cent in the latest year, hit­ting $US310 bil­lion in 2014, ac­cord­ing to Bloomberg New Energy Fi­nance. The rise was boosted by fast-grow­ing so­lar power, whose costs have plum­meted in re­cent years. So­lar at­tracted more than half of the new in­vest­ment.

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