Solar power

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Description

[Non-technical introduction, e.g. turns light into electricity. Vast majority are limited to daylight and constrained by weather.]

[Use cases including utility scale and off-grid. Maybe small scale. Perhaps leave space-based until the wiki is more developed.]

[Very brief information on current global scale and cost, and hypothetical scale + cost for solar to become dominant global energy source.]

Feasibility

[Greater depth of information on current global scale, resources required and future protects.]

[Requires some combination of demand management, energy storage, use alongside generation methods that can be turned on/off and oversupply.]

Impact

[Life cycle greenhouse emissions relative to other electricity generation methods.]

[Potential life cycle greenhouse emissions if grid becomes 100% renewable.]

[Land usage, including practicality of any perceived substantial mitigants (like building in desserts / over water or growing tomatoes in the shade).]

[Life cycle environmental impact including sourcing raw materials, manufacturing and end-of-life (recycling / waste / quality of rehabilitation)]

Economics

[Current and expected economics of main uses cases.]

See also