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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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SOUTH COUNTY: School board joins solar energy plan

The South Hunterdon Regional School District took a step last week to power the middle/high school with solar-generated energy. (full story)

Locus Energy: Maximizing The Value Of Installed Solar Assets

Once your solar panels are installed, you cannot set them and forget them. Who monitors them to ensure you get what you pay for? Locus Energy has a suite of tools that does just that, enhancing the value of the solar investment and aiding the industry as a whole. (full story)

Morocco raises 1.7 bn euros for solar plants

Morocco has raised more than $2 billion (1.7 billion euros) for the next phase of a huge solar energy project, officials said on Friday. The funds are being provided by international organisations including the World Bank and the European Investment Bank as part of a multi-billion-euro bid to help Morocco produce renewable energy. The first phase of the Noor 1 project is already under ... (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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