Harnessing the sun and opportunities for base metals demand
As the energy transition gathers pace and governments around the world commit to decarbonising their economies, it is clear that solar energy has a key role to play. As the solar power installations grow, so will the demand for base metals. This insight introduces Wood Mackenzie’s view on the demand for aluminium, copper and zinc arising from the construction of solar power facilities. Solar power will have a significant impact on demand for aluminium, copper and zinc with the usage of three metals in the sector set to double by 2040.