Using a mixture of rooftop solar panels to generate electricity for the purpose of heating factories could help the industrial sector to slash its greenhouse gas emissions, a study finds.
The industrial sector consumes approximately 32% of the world's final energy demand, mostly in the form of heat which is derived primarily from fossil fuels.
Two researchers uncover which solar technology, or mix of technologies—optimizes commercial rooftop use. In displacing fossil fuels, solar technologies may represent a big opportunity, but they also face several challenges.
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