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Semi-protected edit request on 28 January 2015[edit]

i want to update it Getrekt666 (talk) 09:15, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Stickee (talk) 09:30, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 March 2015[edit]

Footnote 18 is incomplete: Please change " Smil (2006), p. 12" to "Smil, Vaclav (2006) Energy at the Crossroads. oecd.org. Retrieved on 3 June 2012., p. 12" Page number "12" is correct! The document is available via the following pdf-link: http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~vsmil/pdf_pubs/oecd.pdf

Sorry but I have no rights to edit the article myself. Thanks!

Rene Macon (talk) 08:44, 4 March 2015 (UTC)Rene Macon

The Smil (2006) is a rather cumbersome reference note to the actual reference which is listed below in the alphabetical reference section as Smil, Vaclav (2006-05-17). Energy at the Crossroads... with a link to the PDF. So it is there, although the month/day bit is rather unneeded. Vsmith (talk) 16:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

PV[edit]

What does PV stand for like PV converts light. (Daniel Brenemuehl)

Photovoltaic.--Earlgrey T (talk) 17:50, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
There is no issue here. The acronym is perfectly explained in (quote):
"Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). CSP systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. PV converts light into electric current using the photoelectric effect."
By the way, Q&As are not helpful. Check the article to find out whether or not the abbreviation in not sufficiently explained (as I did). In this case, I would have identified the question as vandalism (trolling). -- Cheers, Rfassbind -talk 20:46, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Units in figure?[edit]

The top figure refers to this source The source states that the incoming energy from the sun is 16 TWy/y. I.e. Every year we receive 16TWy of energy. The current illustration states that every year we receive 16TW or 16 TJ/s/y. The article discusses energy, not power. The source refers to energy per year. The illustration refers to energy per second, normally refered to as power. Why is the unit chanced from TWy/y (or TWh/y) used in the source? I find this confusing. KjellG (talk) 10:47, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

sustainable energy template[edit]

Any reason this template not included in this article? I think it should be included. Brian Everlasting (talk) 22:24, 13 June 2015 (UTC)