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2009

Energy from the Desert

Earthscan Ltd

Titre : Energy from the Desert

Very Large Scale Photovoltaic Systems : Socio-economic, Financial, Technical

Auteur(s) : Keiichi Komoto, Masakazu Ito, Peter van der Vleuten, David Faiman, Kosuke Kurokawa
Publisher : Earthscan Ltd
Date de parution : 2009

Présentation
The world’s deserts are sufficiently large that, in theory, covering a fraction of their landmass with PV systems could generate many times the current primary global energy supply. "The Energy from the Desert Three-Volume Set" details the background and concept of Very Large Scale Photovoltaics (VLS-PC) and examines and evaluates their potential as viable power generation systems. The authors present case studies of both virtual and real projects based on selected regions (including the Mediterranean, Sahara, Chinese Gobi, Mongolian Gobi, Indian Thar, Australian Desert and the US) and their specific socio-economic, environmental and technological dynamics, and argue that VLS-PV systems in desert areas will be readily achievable in the near future.

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