1 In fact the Californian plants have achieved 20% conversion efficiency.
2 This is a World Bank estimate.
3 Photovoltaics come down to earth, Bill Yerkes, Modern Power Systems (July 2004) p. 30.
4 Renewable Energy Technology Characterization, The US Department of Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute (Topical Report 109496) 1997, available at http://www.eere.energy.gov/power/pdfs/ techchar.pdf
5 Refer supra note 3.
6 Solar Thermal Power 2020, Greenpeace, 2004.
7 PV Market Update, Paul Maycock, Renewable Energy World (July-August 2004).
8 Refer supra note 7.
9 Refer supra note 7.
10 US Energy Information Administration estimate.
11 Lifecycle figures are taken from Benign Energy? The Environmental Impact of Renewables, published by the International Energy Agency.
12 Cost Reduction Study for Solar Thermal Power Plants, Final Report, World Bank (May 1999).
13 Refer supra note 6.
14 Refer supra note 7.
15 Refer supra note 3.
16 Refer supra note 7.
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