Renewable energy technologies in general and wind and solar energies in particular have shown significant growth during the last decade (Figure 1). The total installed renewable energy capacity has doubled, growing from 1.25 TW in 2010 to 2.53 TW in 2019 [International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 2020]. Falling costs and policy support, such as feed-in tariffs, caused a spectacular growth in the solar and wind energy sectors
in the last nine years. The installed capacity of solar energy grew from 41.5 GW in 2010 to 586.5 GW in 2019 (Figure 2a), and the installed capacity of wind energy grew from 181 GW in 2010 to 623 GW in 2019 (Figure 2b). This significant growth created a global industry that helped in creating millions of jobs, improving energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution (Abu Hamed and Bressler, 2019).
מאת: T. Abu Hamed
מילות מפתח: COVID-19, Renewable energy, Energy transition
תאריך פרסום: אוגוסט, 2020
מהדורה: 12 (2)
סוג מאמר: דוח מקוצר
קישור להורדה: journal12-2-7.pdf