* Solar power is the most abundant energy source on Earth. There’s enough solar energy hitting the Earth every hour to meet all of humanity’s power needs for an entire year. Every ounce of oil, every lump of coal, and every cubic foot of natural gas could be left in the ground if only we could capture one hour’s worth of solar energy each year.
* China is the world leader in solar energy… by a lot. Solar energy is starting to get a lot of attention in the US, but we’re small fish compared to China. In 2017, GTM Research estimated that the US would install 12.4 GW of new solar power systems. China installed 24.4 GW in the first half of 2017 alone, and was expected to pass 50 GW for the full year. To put China’s 2017 solar installations into perspective, that 50 GW of solar would power 8.2 million US homes.