Vital Signs: Solar and Wind Markets

Once more I’m diving in to the trends in global renewable energy. This time I follow the lead of two of my co-workers, Matt Lucky and Michelle Ray. You can find the official press release here.

No surprise, really: solar and wind technologies continue to outpace other renewable energy technologies. In fact, new renewable energy installations are even outpacing new fossil fuel builds. Some will argue solar and wind benefit from unfair financial incentives. But those same people conveniently ignore the fact that fossil fuels receive six times the financial assistance renewables do. But that is a report for another time. For now, feel free to add to your summer reading list.

Growth of solar and wind installations, 2003-2012.