Sunday, June 12, 2011

Solar Power Booms in First Quarter of 2011

Solar power plant production increased 104.8% in the first quarter of 2011 compared to first quarter of 2010.  Solar power plants reporting production to the Energy Information Administration produced 255,000 megawatt-hours in the first quarter.

Total electricity generated by solar technology will exceed the EIA numbers as the data does not include the substantial solar generation from small solar facilities at homes and businesses.

At current rates of growth solar power will produce more power than geothermal plants sometime in 2013.

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