Top solar energy countries to account for 80% of global demand during second half of 2014

New report highlights the growing demand for solar power The solar energy market is growing at a rapid pace, especially in the five countries that are considered to be the best solar markets. Solarbuzz has released a new report predicting the production of solar power during the second half of this year. The report highlights five countries as leaders in the solar sector. These countries are Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and China. These countries are expected to account for the vast majority of energy production as…

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Solar energy produces thrives even in the winter

Short days do not hamper solar production Winter days are short, but that does not mean they are bad in terms of solar energy. California has established itself as one of the leaders in solar power, but many believe that photovoltaic systems falls short during the winter, when sunlight is not as abundant as it is during other seasons. According to the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s energy grid, solar energy has not actually fallen short during the winter. In fact, solar power production has increased. 2,800MW…

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Mexico set to make progress in solar energy

Mexico - Wind Energy

Largest solar energy facility in Mexico to begin construction The largest solar energy facility in Mexico is set to begin construction in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Mexico has been growing more interested in renewable energy recently due to the economic prospects that clean power represents. Like other countries in Latin America, Mexico believes that it can find a great deal of economic growth through the adoption of solar energy and has been working to support this form of clean power more aggressively. Facility will generate 33MW of electrical power…

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California reaches new solar energy record

Solar Energy Winter

California sets new record for solar energy production in winter In August of 2012, California crossed a significant solar energy milestone, reaching 1 gigawatt of solar energy production. The state has long been a major player in the solar energy sector due to its many alternative energy-friendly policies and the incentives it provides businesses adopting clean forms of power. Throughout 2012, the state has been working to increase its solar energy capacity and seems to have been rampantly successful in this endeavor. Data shows that state generates significant amounts of…

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