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China Leads World to Solar Power Record in 2013

By J. Matthew Roney In the last two years, countries around the world have added almost as much new solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity as had been added since the invention of the solar cell. Nearly 38,000 megawatts of PV came … Continue reading

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Wind Power Fact Sheet

Wind power capacity is an indicator of building a sustainable economy because wind is poised to become the foundation of the new energy economy. With total capacity exceeding 318,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 85 countries. … Continue reading

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World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

By J. Matthew Roney At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union’s … Continue reading

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World Solar Power Topped 100,000 Megawatts in 2012

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 nearly … Continue reading

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After Record 2012, World Wind Power Set to Top 300,000 Megawatts in 2013

By J. Matthew Roney Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, … Continue reading

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