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10 States That Led Solar Energy to a Monumental Year
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) this week illuminated just how far renewable energy has come in the U.S.
Photovoltaic installations in the U.S. last year were about 15 times greater than they were in 2008, according to SEIA's Solar Market Insight Report 2013 Year in Review.
"Today, solar is the fastest-growing source of renewable energy in America, generating enough clean, reliable and affordable electricity to power more than 2.2 million homes—and we’re just beginning to scratch the surface of our industry’s enormous potential," SEIA CEO and President Rhone Resch wrote this week.
Ten states are lead the way for the industry's record-setting year. View a slide about each state below, including some fascinating facts about each one.
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Madagascar has embarked on its most ambitious tree-planting drive yet, aiming to plant 60 million trees in the coming months. The island nation celebrates 60 years of independence this year, and the start of the planting campaign on Jan. 19 marked one year since the inauguration of President Andry Rajoelina, who has promised to restore Madagascar's lost forests.