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Solar panels on half the world’s roofs could meet its entire electricity demand – new research

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A worker is installing solar panels onto a roof. They will be more accessible for more people.

Siddharth Joshi
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Residential solar power has major growth potential. Image: IEA

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Roof location is important for assessing its potential to generate electricity if covered with solar panels.
A roof's location is important as it tells researchers its electricity generation potential. Image: Ecosolarceo/Pixabay

Rooftop solar panels could be key for extending electricity access to more remote regions.
Remote regions could use rooftop solar panels and gain access to more electricity. Image: MariaGodfrida/Pixabay
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