The world added a mammoth 638 gigawatt (GW) of solar power generation capacity, including both solar photovoltaic and thermal, between 2010 and 2019 — the largest such addition across renewable energy technologies, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
“The extraordinary surge in solar investment shows how the global energy map is changing and, more importantly, what the economic benefits are of such a shift,” said UN Environment head Erik Solheim. “Investments in renewables bring more people into the economy, they deliver more jobs, better quality jobs and better paid jobs. Clean energy also means less pollution, which means healthier, happier development.” (sciencedaily release )
India, which is an increasingly important investor in renewable energy, especially solar power according to UNEP, has committed big investment. This is indeed a positive sign. We are moving towards creating a cleaner and Happier world.
Next phase of these big scale investments will be to create a mass movement at individual level, to have solar on every rooftop, hence achieving energy independence and helping to create a sustainable world.
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