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View Diary: Solar Photovoltaic Generating Capacity Averaging 65% Compound Annual Growth Rate for Last 5 Years (161 comments)

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  •  Shipped per year vs total installed capacity (4+ / 0-)
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    erush1345, HoundDog, G2geek, Wee Mama

    Near the top of the diary, you may be confusing a predicted total of 50 installed peak GW by end of the year (cumulative over  all years) with the graph of new capacity installed per year (highest value on the graph 18 GW).  I don't think anyone is expecting 50 new GW in 2011 which would be the 200% growth rate, just some continued increase over 20 GW which would result in an accumulative total of 50GW installed.

    A math technicality, of course this does not detract from the impressive growth in deployed solar PV.

    •  Let me check on that James Wells, My memory is (1+ / 0-)
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      Wee Mama

      that the 50 installed peak by GW, is the cumulative integration of the past yearly installations.  

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      Yikes, you are right I just looked at the graph which is the annual rates.  

      thanks for catching this.  I'll correct it.

      The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

      by HoundDog on Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 11:31:26 PM PDT

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