06 Aug '17, 9pm

#Solar energy is on the rise according to @REN21’s latest Renewables Global Status Report: https://t.co/5IwtwAyBDB

#Solar energy is on the rise according to @REN21’s latest Renewables Global Status Report: https://t.co/5IwtwAyBDB

The future’s bright, the future’s solar. Well, at least it is according to REN21’s latest Renewables Global Status Report which has confirmed that solar energy led the way in terms of renewable technology installed worldwide last year. The popularity of solar energy, specifically, increased by 75 gigawatts globally, to 303 GW and the report also showed that renewable technology on the whole continues to grow much faster than traditional sources such as oil and coal, receiving double the amount of investment, a trend that has continued since 2012. Additions in installed renewable power capacity set new records in 2016, with 161 GW installed, increasing total global capacity by almost 9% over 2015, to nearly 2,017 GW. Solar accounted for around 47% of the capacity added, followed by wind power at 34% and hydropower at 15.5%. The report seemed to contain mainly good news for ...

Full article: http://www.energydigital.com/renewable-energy/solar-energ...

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