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Black Rock Solar’s first photovoltaic array in Gerlach, Nevada Creative Commons: Black Rock Solar, 2008 Source: Flickr
Solar panels shown at sunset Creative Commons: Bernd Sieker Source: Flickr
Kenya is one of the global leaders in solar in the developing world, with over 200,000 PV systems sold in Kenya since the mid 1980’s, three quarters to private households. Source: World Development
In 2009, Germany installed a record 3,800 MW of PV Solar, more than half the 7,200 MW added worldwide. Source: EPI
In the first quarter of 2011, the solar industry installed 252 megawatts of electric capacity, an increase of 66 percent from last year. There are now almost 3,000 megawatts of solar electric power in the U.S, enough ...
The US Government will install solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House to demonstrate that these technologies are available, reliable and ready for installation in homes across the cou...
China now manufactures more than a third of the world’s PV cells, but 95% is exported. Source: EPI
Germany installed more PV in 2010 than the entire world added in 2009. PV markets in Japan and the U.S. almost doubled relative to 2009. Source: REPN
By the end of 2009, nearly 23,000 MW of PV had been installed worldwide, enough to power 4.6 million US homes. Source: EPI
Solar photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturers produced a record 10,700MW of PV cells globally in 2009—an impressive 51% increase from the previous year. Source: EPI
Global solar PV production and markets more than doubled in comparison with 2009, thanks to government incentive programmes and the continued fall in PV module prices. Source: REPN
The EU exceeded its 2010 targets for wind, solar PV, concentrating solar thermal power, and heating/heat pumps. Countries including Finland, Germany, Spain,and Taiwan raised their targets, and South Africa, Guatemala,...
The Global Wind Energy Council last year showed how wind could meet 12 percent of global power demand by 2020, and up to 22 percent by 2030. In fact,2010 saw the global wind industry install two wind turbines an hour ...
Despite global financial challenges, renewable energy capacity grew in 2009—wind by over 30 per cent; hydro power by three per cent; grid-connected photovoltaics by over 50 per cent; geothermal by 4 per cent; solar w...
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