2013 a record year for U.S. solar industry

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The solar industry in the U.S. had a record-breaking year in 2013 and it is continuing its explosive growth. Continuing its explosive growth, the U.S. solar industry had a record-shattering year in 2013. Photovoltaic (PV) installations continued to proliferate, increasing 41% over 2012 to reach 4,751MW, According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Solar Market Insight Year in Review 2013.

 

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Top wind power countries in the world

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The final update of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) of 2012 global wind power installation numbers has recently been published. Now Clean Technica has updated the “Top Wind Power Countries” lists. They are all about looking at relative rankings (or creating them when they don’t yet exist). That simply tells us much more about who the true clean energy leaders are than looking at total installation numbers.

 

 

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Amazing And Creative Architectural Art Installations

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Amazing art installations and building modifications

When does a building transform from a shell into a work of art within itself? Can artists improve even beautiful architectural wonders, turning them into something more creative and meaningful? Some architectural art installations are done out of necessity because the work is simply too large to be contained. Others use the building to make a political statement, to give value to an abandoned space or simply for the pure joy of it. These 12 installations encompass the whole spectrum, making use of everything from the Sydney Opera House to a decaying factory. (Pics)

 

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