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Solar Facts - part 4

Continued article from Solar Power Authority

Availability and Growth

Given the constant nature of the sun, solar power is a very reliable energy source, as our ability to harvest it is dependent on just technology and location.
California is home to the largest solar power plant in the world, located in the Mojave Desert. It spans 1,000 acres.
California also dominates the solar power market, with a market share of 44% in 2015.
California, Arizona, and North Carolina are the top three US states for solar power, based on the amount of cumulative solar electric capacity installed.
Pollution can obscure the sun’s rays and stop them from reaching the Earth, so theoretically, the more humans switch over to solar power and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the greater the Earth’s capacity to harness solar energy will be.
There are now nine states in the U.S. where 100% of new electrical energy comes from solar power.
More than 200,000 Americans currently work in the solar power industry. That number is expected to climb to 420,000 by 2020.