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A new era for solar

The field of photovoltaics has grown tremendously over the past decade and in 2015 solar cell deployments accounted for 20% of the expansion of global electricity capacity.

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Figure 1: World electricity-generating capacity by energy source.
Figure 2: Global statistics describing the status of the electrical system in 2015 by sector.


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Kurtz, S., Haegel, N., Sinton, R. et al. A new era for solar. Nature Photon 11, 3–5 (2017).

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