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Description The transfer of energy through the physical phenomena involving electric charges and their effects when at rest and in motion. Electricity can be generated through different processes such as: the conversion of energy contained in falling or streaming water, wind or aves; the direct conversion of solar radiation through photovoltaic processes in semiconductor devices (solar cells); or by the combustion of fuels (15).
Source United Nations, International Recommendations for Energy Statistics. Statistical Papers, Series M, No. 93 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.14.XVII.11).
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