The sun's potential

The sun's potential

Each and every day the sun radiates a multiple of the energy requirements of the world population to earth. Thus, every day the sun sends 10,000 times more energy to earth than all its people consume on that one day. According to information from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the sun constantly radiates over 120,000 terawatts onto the earth’s surface.

 

Today, modern solar modules can use approx. 10-17% of this energy arriving on the earth’s surface for power production. IEA calculations show that solar power plants on less than 1% of the land area could cover the power requirements of the entire world.