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Eco-Economy Indicator -- SOLAR ENERGY

December 27, 2007

Eco-Economy Indicators are twelve trends that the Earth Policy Institute tracks to measure progress in building an eco-economy. Using energy from the sun is a key component of the Plan B renewable energy economy.


Jonathan G. Dorn

Production of photovoltaics (PV) jumped to 3,800 megawatts worldwide in 2007, up an estimated 50 percent over 2006. At the end of the year, according to preliminary data, cumulative global production stood at 12,400 megawatts, enough to power 2.4 million U.S. homes. Growing by an impressive average of 48 percent each year since 2002, PV production has been doubling every two years, making it the world’s fastest-growing energy source...

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And for more information on moving rapidly to renewable energy, see the brand new book by Lester Brown, Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. Information at

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