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SOLAR ENERGY PRODUCTION: SPECIfICS Of ITS TERRITORIAL STRUCTURE AND MODERN GEOGRAPHICAL TRENDS

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2018-11-3-100-110

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The study deals with the socio-economic geographical analysis of the solar energy production — one of the most rapidly developing industries of the world energy complex. The aim of the study is to identify and explain main features of the territorial structure of solar energy production and assess its role and place in the world. The paper also investigates the factors that affect the development of solar energy production itself as well as the deployment of individual solar panels or solar power stations. The study carried out is based on the review of datasets and official documents which enable to draw a conclusion that the result of an intensive development of solar energy production is its dynamic spatial expansion visible in the emergence of new poles of growth which largely changes the territorial structure of the industry, transforming it from a monocentric to polycentric.

About the Author

V. V. Akimova
Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Center for Strategies of Regional Development, Institute of Applied Economic Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Russian Federation

PhD Geofraphy.

Moscow.



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Akimova V.V. SOLAR ENERGY PRODUCTION: SPECIfICS Of ITS TERRITORIAL STRUCTURE AND MODERN GEOGRAPHICAL TRENDS. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2018;11(3):100-110. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2018-11-3-100-110

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