Solar Capacity


Solar to be 30% of global capacity by 2040, a 1500% growth story

From just 4% of installed capacity in 2015, solar will rise to become the largest installed capacity energy source by 2040, increasing to 30% of total, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

In 2015, the total global electricity installed capacity was 6412 GW, of which solar had 4%. By 2040, the total global electricity capacity would […]

By |July 13th, 2016|Solar Capacity|0 Comments

Futurist Ray Kurzweil Says Solar Will Dominate Energy Within 12 Years

Ray Kurzweil apparently gets an astonishing 86% of his predictions right, puts him pretty close to God, in my opinion.

Now, he predicts that solar will dominate the energy sector within 12 years. Now, that’s a lot more optimistic than most other folks out there, include we at Solar Mango, who had been rather prosaic in our predictions that it could take […]

Costs for Small MW-Scale Grid Connected Power Plants in India – LCOE and Optimal Tariff

Within this section you will find

Highlights & inferences
Maximising power generation – details
Minimizing costs – details
With solar trackers

Pessimistic assumptions
Acceptable assumptions
Optimistic assumptions

Without solar trackers

Pessimistic assumptions
Acceptable […]

Punjab Claims Solar Power Capacity at 1500 MW. Is that correct?

The Indian state of Punjab claims to have increased its solar power capacity stupendously over the past few years.

From just 9 MW in 2012, the state claims that the solar installed capacity has increased to 1500 MW, 170-fold growth!

Interestingly, the state has just 2% of total land area of India, but if its claims are […]

By |December 4th, 2015|MW Solar, Solar - India, Solar Capacity|0 Comments

Solar Power to Be 18% of India Energy Generation by 2030

Solar energy is expected to account for 18 per cent of total power generation capacity in India by 2030 from one per cent at present, playing a key role in the country’s efforts to achieving 40 per cent installed power capacity from renewable energy.

In its recently-submitted Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) ahead of the crucial […]

By |November 15th, 2015|Solar - India, Solar Capacity|3 Comments

How Can US Grow to 250 GW of Solar by 2025, from 25 GW Right Now?

The US has about 25 GW of solar PV installed capacity as we wind down on 2015.

25 GW – that’s considerable, but relatively a fairly insignificant amount considering that the total US electricity installed capacity (from all sources) is about 1 TW or 1000 GW!

Now, 25 out 1000 GW, and that too for a source with much […]

By |November 15th, 2015|Solar - US, Solar Capacity|0 Comments