Large-scale construction projects are nothing new in the energy sector. However, an upcoming wind farm in the middle of the North Sea may soon set a new renewable energy record.
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The energy industry has traditionally been divided into two opposing camps: the fossil fuels, such as oil, coal and natural gas; and the renewables, which include solar, wind, hydro and biofuel-derived energy. And while the two camps often compete with each other, that relationship may soon change.
Solar power has grown into a leading source of renewable energy in recent years. According to a 2016 report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), solar is now the world’s fastest-growing form of renewable energy, with net generation increasing by an average of 8.3 percent every year. Besides the energy sector, however, solar is now making significant advances into the global transportation industry.