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Published on August 2nd, 2013 | by Important Media Cross-Post

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World Solar Power Climbed Above 100,000 MW In 2012

August 2nd, 2013 by  


We write on solar power’s fast growth around the world nearly every day. There are a lot of people measuring solar power capacity and its rapid growth, but with it being such an awesomely distributed technology, and with it growing so fast, that’s pretty difficult. As such, there are different estimates of when the world will or did hit 100,000 MW of solar power capacity. The International Energy Agency thinks it’s happening sometime this year. As you can see in the repost below from the Earth Policy Institute, others think we passed that marker in 2012. Read on for the more optimistic take from the always excellent Earth Policy Institute, via sister site Sustainablog:

World Solar Power Topped 100,000 Megawatts in 2012 (via sustainablog)

By J. Matthew Roney The world installed 31,100 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2012—an all-time annual high that pushed global PV capacity above 100,000 megawatts. There is now enough PV operating to meet the household electricity needs of…


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