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Who Manufactures the Most Sun, Wind, and Greentech in the World?: In 2011, the sales value of greentech manufa...

Who Manufactures the Most Sun, Wind, and Greentech in the World?: In 2011, the sales value of greentech manufa...

In 2011, the sales value of greentech manufacturing, from manufacturing inputs like silicon through intermediate products like solar cells to end products like wind turbines and biofuels, came to 198 billion euros ($245.3 billion) -- twice what it was in 2008. It grew 31 percent per year from 2008 to 2010, but only ten percent in the last year. Growth in 2011 was strongest in energy efficiency at 22 percent, with solar photovoltaic (PV) coming in second at eleven percent. According to Clean Economy, Living Planet: The Race to the Top of Global Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing 2012 , the third annual report from the World Wildlife Fund , was authored by Arnoud van der Slot and Ward van den Berg, the slowing in growth was due to the maturing of the sector, the world’s slowed economy, and the “significant cost declines in both solar and wind that reduced sales value.” Ch...

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