Kasey Dresser | May 7, 2018
This weeks segment looks at activity in the solar energy industry during the first quarter of the year.
The worldwide solar energy industry is booming in 2018.
This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.
Renewable solar energy is a growing market with a 2.9 trillion dollar increase since 2004. Clean Technica, a solar energy company, recently released a report of all major changes in the solar energy industry in the first quarter of 2018. Here are some of the highlights:
India has had the biggest increase in spending. They officially broke ground on the largest solar park in the world and announced one billion dollars in assistance to solar powered projects in Africa.
Recently, President Trump placed tariffs on Chinese solar panels. China currently has the largest solar market investing 86.5 billion dollars last year.
New York was approved for a large scale community solar plant. Community solar power creates electricity for entire neighborhoods and is currently the fast growing solar portion in the US.
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From the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, I’m Betsy Stone.