21 Sep '11, 1pm

On Solar and Solyndra

This is great news for all energy users and the planet. Solar has reached scale as a global industry, growing from its first gigawatt of annual installations in 2005 (enough to provide power for about 200,000 California homes) to over 28 gigawatts in 2011 (enough for almost 6 million homes), according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance projections. Cumulative installations will reach about 40 gigawatts by the end of 2011 – power for 8 million homes. Figure 1. Global solar growth (source: REN21 annual report; Bloomberg New Energy Finance for 2011). Global solar power has grown an average of 68 percent each year over the last five years. This is a doubling literally every 1.3 years. So today’s 40 gigawatts of capacity becomes, under the same growth rate, an astronomical 1.3 million gigawatts by 2030. Obviously, the recent rate of growth won’t continue because, among other reaso...

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On Solar and Solyndra

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