Where is the best location on Earth for solar energy?

Atacama Desert (credit: bbc.co.uk)

In previous posts, we explained how to determine if solar panels are worth it and we outlined the top five factors that influence the solar energy potential of a site. These factors are latitude, cloud cover, aerosols, elevation and shading. Not surprisingly, the site with the highest solar energy potential on Earth happens to be ...

Solar energy in Turkey

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Summer in Turkey, where it seems the sun never stops shining, is a solar enthusiast's dream come true. And in the country side, as well as in the city, people are taking advantage of the sun's rays. At the moment, the greatest use of solar energy is in solar thermal systems for heating water. Everywhere you ...