Global solar capacity breaks through 100GW barrier

11 Feb. 2013 by

BUSINESS GREEN - New industry figures show 30GW of new capacity installed in 2012, despite slowdown in European market

Global solar capacity has surpassed 100GW, reducing energy sector CO2 emissions by 53 million tonnes a year, according to new industry figures.

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) yesterday revealed that cumulative solar PV capacity reached 101GW in 2012, after 30GW of new solar technologies were installed.

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