Worldwide installed solar-cellsThe counter values are based on an installed output of 195000 megawatts at the start of 2015 coming from an area of solar-cells of circa 1500 square kilometers.In 2014's 4th quarter alone 14500 megawatts worth were installed worldwide.Expected peak outputby the end of 2015: 252000 megawatts.The estimated peak output per square meter of solar-cells on average is 130 watts,that means that for the beginning of 2013 with a starting peak value of 110 gigawatts, around 848 square kilometers of photo-voltaic panels were installed.The increase amounts to 15.6 square meters per second or 2.028 kilowatts of electric energy.
Worldwide InstalledPhoto-Voltaic Area in m2:
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Peak output of all modules in MW:
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Worldwide continuous output in Megawatts:Live increase of continuos output in Kilowatts:This counter shows the effective average output. This accounts for circa 9.5-11% of the worldwide peak output. The counter calculates a realistic value of 10%.
... A Cleaner FuturePhoto-voltaic panels were invented due to human ingenuity and a driver for cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. One abundant energy source is sun light. As with any new technology, their efficiency was low and their costs were high. However, everything is getting exponentially better and cheaper. Currently, the highest efficiency is 46% and growing. Meanwhile, the costs are getting lower such that in more and more areas of the world it is cheaper than retail electricity. This means that solar energy is overtaking fossil fuel energy not only from a green perspective, but as a more convenient, more profitable alternative.