What is the solar power boom?
Is it the new, high-tech fuel for the new and growing world economy?
Is the rise of renewable energy a boon or a curse for the world’s biggest energy consumers?
And if it’s not a boon, how can we get more people into it?
The solar power industry has been booming in the past decade or so.
In fact, it was growing even faster in 2012 than the year before, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
And as more solar panels are installed in homes, businesses and factories, the demand for solar power has grown exponentially.
That means more solar power is available in many parts of the world, with some regions and countries able to accommodate up to 50 gigawatts of solar power.
Solar power is not only becoming more affordable, it’s also becoming more efficient.
Solar panels are about half the size of a traditional light bulb and generate about half as much power.
The efficiency of solar panels is higher than that of most other renewable energy sources, including wind and solar power, according a report from the University of California, Berkeley.
Solar panels can store up to 30 percent more energy than they consume, making them the most efficient source of energy in the United States.
And because solar power produces so little heat, it is also cheaper than coal, gas and nuclear power, the report found.
Solar panel installation is currently booming across the United Kingdom and Australia, where there is more than 1 gigawatt of solar capacity installed.
The United States is leading the way, with nearly half a gigawad of installations, according the Solar Power Association.
Solar power is also growing in other parts of Europe, including France, Germany and Spain.
According to the United Nations Environment Program, the world currently uses about 10 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy a year, and that is growing rapidly.
According to the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. is currently the world leader in solar power generation.
And that’s good news for the environment.
Solar energy has been shown to be more energy efficient than wind and other renewable sources, such as solar thermal, wind turbines, geothermal and hydroelectric.
Solar can also produce much less carbon dioxide (CO2) than coal and gas.
And its use of water and waste heat has also been shown as environmentally friendly.
Solar energy is also the most energy-efficient of all renewable energy.
According the U,A,S,I,C,S.S., solar power accounts for about 13 percent of the energy in our electricity grid, with a lower carbon footprint than conventional electricity.
That makes solar power a natural choice for energy-hungry homes and businesses, where energy savings and more efficiency is needed.
In recent years, the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels has dropped from around $1,000 to about $200, a trend that has contributed to a jump in solar energy installations, especially in China.
But with the cost still high, many homeowners are reluctant to install solar panels because of the hefty installation and maintenance costs.
A survey conducted by Solar Market Intelligence shows that homeowners are much more likely to invest in solar panels if they can lower the cost.
According a study by the Solar Technology Research Institute, homeowners who pay about half of their energy bills on solar energy are more likely than homeowners who do not pay much energy use to install a solar panel.