New power capacity: World added more solar than fossil fuels in 2017

Madeleine Cuff
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Solar installations totalled 98GW last year, outstripping additions of any other generating technology

Sunshine is becoming the fuel of choice for economies around the world, with new data today revealing more solar power capacity was added to the global grid last year than any other generating source,...

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