02 Feb '15, 6pm

The U.S. saw a 1,200% increase in 1MW+ solar plants between 2008-2013!

The U.S. saw a 1,200% increase in 1MW+ solar plants between 2008-2013!

A "solar explosion" might sound like something you'd see on a cheesy disaster science-fiction movie, but the real thing is anything but disastrous. It's actually part of our salvation as a civilization. We're not about to give up electricity, so we have to find a way to generate enough of it from clean sources (as well as reduce our consumption through energy efficiency and good old personal responsibility/frugality). Right now, solar looks like the most likely savior: Price per watt has been dropping exponentially over the past decades while the cost of other, dirty, sources has been going up.This has led to what can only be called a solar explosion, with worldwide capacity going up over 50x in less than 10 years . The map above shows the locations of solar plants in the US that have a capacity of more than 1-megawatt (so definitely not residential rooftop solar...) as of...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/us-saw-1200-in...

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