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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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Another Solar Energy Boom in Reno

Just in time for the longer days - in terms of sunshine, more places in Reno are now getting their energy from the sun. (full story)

RGS Energy to Design, Install and Operate 2.6 MW Solar System in Massachusetts as First Project Financed by RGS Energy ...

LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- RGS Energy , a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, and utility customers, has entered into an agreement to develop a project that includes ... (full story)

GE Invests USD 24 Million in Welspun Renewables Energy’s Solar Project

GE unit GE Energy Financial Services and Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. announced today a partnership to expand solar energy generation in India. GE Energy Financial Services is making its first investment in a solar power project in India, funding US $24 million for a 151 -megawatt solar photovoltaic power project that WREPL, one of India’s leading clean energy generating companies, put ... (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