Solar Power Questions Answered

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Human activities have been a major factor to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. GHG emissions increased significantly since before the advent of the Industrial Revolution. GHG emissions contribute to the global warming and changing climate patterns. Global actions need to be taken to reduce GHG emissions.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aims to reach global consensus on actions to mitigate and to adapt to climate change as outlined in the Paris Agreement.

The Paris Agreement primary aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Additionally, the agreement aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change.

Renewable energy is one of the initiatives to reduce the production of greenhouse gases. Solar Power is one of the renewable energy sources commonly used.

Despite the technology improvements in capturing solar energy, its percentage in the world's energy mix is still insignificant (IEA, Installed power generation capacity by source in the Stated Policies Scenario, 2000-2040, IEA, Paris). There are still lots of reservations in the use of Solar Power. Questions need to be answered to provide confidence for this source of renewable energy.

Solar Power Questions Answered by Richard Stubbs has taken a great effort in consolidating every possible question about solar power.

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A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).

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