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Solar System Installations Increasing Fast

Originally published on Worldwatch Institute. New analysis by the Worldwatch Institute examines global trends in the solar power sector Washington, D.C.—The year 2013 saw record-breaking growth for solar electricity generation as the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) markets continued to grow. With over 39 gigawatts installed worldwide, the … [continued]

Solar farm in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Image Credit: Marika Shahan / CleanTechnica

Growth Of Global Solar & Wind Energy Continues To Outpace Other Technologies

This post originally published on the Worldwatch Institute website Global use of solar and wind energy continued to grow significantly in 2012. Solar power consumption increased by 58 percent, to 93 terrawatt-hours (TWh), and the use of wind power increased by 18 percent, to 521 TWh. Although hydropower remains the … [continued]