Solar energy in the XXI century: intersectoral complexes, the transformation of the territorial structure

V. V. Akimova 1,2

1 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, 1, 119991, Moscow, Russia

2 Centre for strategies of regional development, Institute of Applied Economic Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Vernadskogo prospect, 84, 119571, Moscow, Russia


Abstract. The article is dedicated to a geographical analysis of the solar energy complex of the world. In this paper, the definition of this concept is given, the main features and patterns of formation of its territorial organization are revealed, the classification of countries is presented depending on the values of the calculated index of the “solar specialization” of national energy complex. As a result of this profound study, we can conclude that there is now a gradual expansion in the geography of the solar energy complex around the world, contributing to the transformation of its territorial structure from the euromonocentric to the polycentric.

Keywords: economic geography, renewable energy sources, solar energy, solar-energy complex.