1500% Efficient Solar Power Plants

Sebastian Husein, Roland Saive, Rebecca Saive*

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1500% is the efficiency of a standard solar power plant—when the same metrics are applied as for conventional fossil fuel power plants. In this paper, a proper comparison is drawn between efficiencies reported by coal, combined cycle gas and solar power plants with the goal to clarify understanding of PV potential amongst a non-technical population. Feedback and critical input from PV experts on this potentially controversial methodology are highly welcome and will enable us to derive best practices for broader communication and outreach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 47)
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 5 Jan 2021
Event47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2020 - Virtual Meeting, Canada
Duration: 15 Jun 202021 Aug 2020
Conference number: 47


Conference47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2020
Abbreviated titlePVSC 2020
CityVirtual Meeting


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