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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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Solar Energy Could Pass Fossil Fuels by 2050, IEA Says

In a report released on Monday, the IEA said that solar energy could pass fossil fuels to become the largest source of electricity by 2050. (full story)

Enphase Energy Introduces Comprehensive, Concept-to-Completion Solution for Commercial Solar Installations

Enphase Energy, Inc. , announced today a new solar energy solution for the commercial market. The new offering combines the advantages of Enphase’s intelligent microin (full story)

Report: A Guide To Boosting Solar Energy Demand

How can solar become the largest source of electricity in the world one day? The International Energy Agency released two reports on Monday to tell you how. The two reports outline the technology improvements and policies needed to make solar a big part of the world's energy production by 2050. While equipment [...] (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