Talk:Solar power

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Remove old maps under the 'Productivity by location' heading (November 2018)[edit]

I propose that the maps that are displayed under this heading are removed, as more recent maps already exist under the links article on Solar irradiance, and it seems duplicatory to have them included in this high-level article on solar power. Furthermore, some example solar maps are already included as part of the article higher up. If the maps should remain, then they should at least be updated to match those available under Solar irradiance, as these maps are much more recent (albeit from the same provider of resource data, Solargis). O-Jay (talk) 22:06, 30 November 2018 (UTC)



No lol — Preceding unsigned comment added by 49.36.10.244 (talk) 10:45, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

add images[edit]

maybe we can add this icon to the page https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Solar_energy_icon.png --Tommaso.sansone91 (talk) 11:34, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Lost citation to Let It Shine (Perlin) in the article[edit]

The footnote references to Perlin (starting with citation #6) don't include a full citation. It probably got edited out by accident. The ref appears to be to John Perlin's book, Let It Shine. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.255.25.187 (talk) 22:06, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

life-cycle greenhouse emissions section[edit]

This section needs some additional information:

"The life-cycle greenhouse-gas emissions of solar power are in the range of 22 to 46 gram (g) per kilowatt-hour (kWh) depending on if solar thermal or solar PV is being analyzed, respectively."

I don't have any details on solar thermal, but the value 46g for solar PV is only a median figure, with (according to IPCC 2014) values going from 18g to 180g. For many European countries, the correct value would be slightly above 100g. So adding a line about the importance of geographical location would be very welcome. It makes a huge environmental difference. Since the article is locked, I have no idea about how to do this. Roshambo32 (talk) 13:42, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 April 2020[edit]

Grid Tied Solar power plant without net metering

A Grid-connected solar power plant can be worked without net-metering [1]. Net-metering is required to counts the amount of power Imported from the grid and from total imported power it will subtract the amount of power exporting to the gird. So it has nothing to do with the performance of the plant. When you connect grid-tied solar power plant without net metering, Your electricity bills will start rising in place of reducing. An ordinary electricity meter only measures the amount of power flow through it, irrespective of either you are importing or exporting the power. So all the surplus power your solar power plant generates will be added to your electricity bill. On the other hand, Net-meter counts the amount of power importing from the grid and from total imported power it will subtract the amount of power exporting to the gird. Payperwatt (talk) 10:07, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

 Not done: Not going to add advertising masquerading as a ref. creffett (talk) 14:01, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
  1. ^ "Gird tied solar without net-metering". Text "Circuit Diagram?" ignored (help)