Europe's Energy Mix


"Although photovoltaic power installation doubled from 2008 to 2010, coal, gas and oil account for 61% of Europe's electricity generation."

Solar Novus Today, Anne Fischer

In Europe, installation of electrical generation capacity doubled from 2008 to 2010. A large part of this is due to electrical generation fuelled by natural gas, but for the first time ever, more photovoltaic generating power was installed in Europe than any other renewable energy source. In this first of a three-part series based on the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) "PV Market Overview 2010," we focus on the European energy mix, how it has changed, and the future role of photovoltaics (PV) and other forms of renewable energy.

The reality, however, is that "dirty" fuels, such as coal, gas, and oil, account for 61% of electricity generation. . .View full article

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