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A series of large solar panels forms a symmetrical line at a power plant in the San Luis Valley of central Colorado. The installation must be one of the most scenic in the United States, as it backs up to the snow capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains. These panels utilize a tracking system to follow the sun, collecting its energy and using photovoltaic cells to transform the sunlight into electricity.

Christopher Jackson

Renewable Energy Consultant

Christopher Jackson is a renewable energy consultant for the World Bank. The views expressed here are his own and do not reflect the views of the World Bank.

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A Renewable Hydrogen Way Forward for the Mining Industry?

Mining companies are facing significant challenges in their efforts to decarbonize, and are looking for more opportunities to incorporate dynamic technologies to aid these efforts. The challenge in many cases is to do this without limiting the efficiency of the extraction and processing systems. Renewable energy solutions can offset many…