ENERGY TRANSITION: Solar power capacity growth requires guaranteed supply of minerals and metals

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Thursday, 17 June 2021

Enabling large-scale expansion of solar power production capacity is a crucial part of the transition to a sustainable future for energy, but its prospects of growth rest on the current and future availability of key minerals and metals.

Governments and organizations the world over are busy setting ambitious targets to cut carbon footprints and restrict global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, in line with the Paris Agreement commitments on climate, and solar photovoltaic (PV) power production is crucial in these plans.

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