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World energy consumption rose by 2.9% in 2018, the biggest year-on-year increase since 2010. Oil is the most consumed primary energy source worldwide. Coal, which is widely…
Coal is the leading source of power generation in the world, accounting for more than 38% of total electrical output, unchanged for the last 20 years. Natural gas comes in…
Global installed photovoltaic (PV) solar capacity reached the 500-gigawatt mark in 2018, representing an increase of 25% from 2017. This growth in capacity is reflected in…
What are primary and secondary energy, and energy carriers all about?
Techniques and economic viability of collecting and recycling photovoltaic solar panels: Frédéric Ivars and Nicolas Defrenne offer their analyses.
Games and exercises
Install on the playground power generation facilities which will supply electricity in your city
Focus on photovoltaic solar energy (silicon, thin film and perovskite technologies). Benoît Lombardet and Daniel Lincot offer their analyses.
The photovoltaic cell, which converts sunlight into electricity, is the subject of extensive research worldwide. Find out how it works.
As well as heating the water that flows through radiators, central heating systems produce hot water for domestic use. This domestic hot water is either produced on demand…
60: The number of electricity suppliers (national, regional and international) that offer their services to French consumers (as of August 1, 2018)
Heating and hot water production represent on average 77% of energy consumption in French households.
Following in the steps of Japan, a pioneer in the field, China is developing floating solar photovoltaic (PV) farms on a gigantic scale, thanks to the variety offered by its…