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Global generation capacity for solar, wind, and other renewable energy technologies grew 8.5% in 2014 over the year before, according to the recently-released tenth-annual edition of REN21’s Renewables 2015 Global Status Report. About 135 gigawatts (GW) of added renewable power increased the total worldwide installed capacity to 1,712 GW.
The 2014 tally included record installations for wind energy technologies and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in 2014. Solar PV capacity has grown from 3.7 GW in 2004 to 177 GW in …read more
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