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The U.S.' 13-percent share of global solar installations last year marked a 30-year high and the end of a historic 12 months.
Though country received large investments for utility-scale projects, the growth was largely brought on by middle-class homeowners who elected to go green. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association compiled data and graphics in a recent report to drive home what an important year it was for solar. Here are a few samples:
The December report had predicted 100,000 projects by the end of the year.
"We are on the cusp of an unprecedented shift in the U.S. solar market and, by extension, the entire electricity market," said Shayle Kann, vice president of GTM.
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By Elizabeth Pratt
- Hormel, Kellogg's, and Kroger are among the large companies now planning to offer "fake meat" products at grocery stores.
- Experts say the trend toward plant-based meats coincides with consumers' desires to eat less meat.
- However, experts urge consumers to closely check package labels as a product isn't necessarily healthy just because it's described as plant-based.
In grocery stores and fast-food outlets around the U.S., a revolution is taking place.
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By Wesley Rahn
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Medically reviewed by Daniel Bubnis, MS, NASM-CPT, NASE Level II-CSS
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