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March 13, 2013

China Poised to Be World's Largest Solar Energy Producer

By Oliver VanDervoort
Contributing Writer


Countries all over the world seem to have finally figured out just how important it is to come up with alternative energy solutions. Solar power, wind power and almost any other kind of renewable energy technologies are getting a second look from areas of the world most people wouldn’t expect. China is one of them.

Many would like to think the United States is in that lead pack, but countries across the pond are in fact doing far more to develop these technologies on a large scale.

China is one country that almost no one would expect to be as involved in renewable energy as they are. The communist country has had to lean on fuel sources other than gasoline simply because of the population. There are far too many people in the country for China to lean on gas. Because of this, the government is looking as though it’ll soon become the world’s leading user of solar power. 

China is also expected to dominate the market in manufacturing equipment that can be used in harvesting solar energy.

To some degree, China will even be beating its own impressive record of putting its attention to solar energy, as it is expected to build three times the number of solar devices it did in 2012. Some of this is due to the fact that the nation exercises cheap labor, while other means are due to the fact that the government understands how important it is to get ahead right now in this technology.

The country has long been the world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, and the unhealthy conditions in the air have led its government to looking toward this kind of energy. There are reasons to grow the country’s solar energy use by about 300 percent, as it wishes to do by the end of 2013.

Health, economy and simple need can all combine to spur a government into action quite nicely.

Edited by Braden Becker

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