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Worldwide energy consumption in 1999 was 377 quadrillion BTUs, which is approximately 92.5 quintillion kWh. Solar energy accounts for less than 0.01% of that amount.

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Researchers may have found the most ingenious way yet to generate solar power

Solar energy is definitely taking off and now researchers may have come up with the absolute best way to generate cheap solar power by installing solar panels in public parking lots. Rooftop solar power is making coal obsolete in Australia The Washington Post reports that solar power proponents are increasingly turning their eyes toward America’s parking lots as the perfect locations for mass ... (full story)

Homeowners Saving Money With Solar Energy

While many Central Coast homeowners using solar are saving a significant amount of money on their electrical bills, the increasing popular electrical system may not be the best financial option for everyone. (full story)

Joule Solar Energy Helps Louisiana Homeowners Save on Their Energy Bill

New Orleans, LA / ACCESSWIRE / January 29, 2015 / Joule Solar Energy is helping homeowners reduce their energy bills through 2015 state and federal tax credits. The company does this by installing solar ... (full story)

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Estimated Worldwide energy consumption so far this year
(1 kWh = 3413BTU)

1999 World Production of Primary Energy (Quadrillion (10x15) Btu)
Petroleum 149.70
Natural Gas 87.31
Coal 84.90
Hydroelectric 27.10
Nuclear 25.25
Geothermal, solar, wind, wood waste 2.83
Source: US DOE EIA




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