On a sunny day this past summer, Germany produced a world record of 24 gigawatts of electricity per hour. That’s equal to 20 nuclear power stations. At its peak that day, solar panels produced a quarter of the entire electricity consumed in the nation.
Last year, the world installed more new solar power than any other form of generation — more than coal, oil, gas, nuclear or wind.
Energy trends over the past few years indicate solar is becoming something more than an insignificant pipe dream.