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Solar Becoming a Powerful Player in Energy

By Travis Hoium - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:10PM

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Solar power is the biggest addition to the grid recently.

Solar power accounted for 100% of the power added to the grid in March and has accounted for as much as 50% of the additions in the first quarter. Giant projects from solar heavies First Solar (FSLR 5.77%) and SunPower (SPWR 6.81%) are driving the utility industry, and SolarCity (SCTY.DL) is building residential solar at a fevered pace. Erin Miller sat down with Motley Fool contributor Travis Hoium to see what this trend means for our energy future.

 

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