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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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Future grows darker for solar energy growth in Japan

On the second anniversary of a scheme aimed at boosting Japan's renewable energy after the Fukushima crisis, its powerful industry ministry is taking steps critics say will choke off solar investment and pave the way for a return to nuclear power. Japan's ambitious plans for solar in the past two years -- if they were to come on stream -- could allow the country to surpass Germany as the world's ... (full story)

Solar Farms Register 10.8 Gigawatts for Brazil Auction

Solar energy developers in Brazil applied to sell power from 400 power plants in the country’s first national energy auction with a specific category for photovoltaic projects. (full story)

XsunX Continues to Build on Increasing Demand for Commercial Solar Systems

U.S. Federal Report Highlights Big Gains for Solar Energy Through 2040 ALISO VIEJO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / July 29, 2014 / XsunX, Inc. (OTCQB: XSNX), a leading solar energy solutions provider, today announced ... (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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