Havana, Cuba.- The search for alternatives to reduce dependence on fossil fuels is transforming the world energy landscape with a rising trend in the use of renewable energy sources (RES).
Of all renewable energy sources, the solar energy is the most representative and only in 2017 the investment in this field reached $160,8 billion USD, 18 percent more than the previous year, while compared to other RES it increased by 57 percent, without including large hydroelectric power plants.
The photovoltaic power plant had more investments for increasing production than traditional sources such as coal and gas, with some $ 103 billion USD.
A recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Frankfurt School and Bloomberg New Energy Finance to review RES indicates that in 2017 the photovoltaic sources increased production up to 98 gigawatts (GW), a total higher than the rest of the sources that all together totaled 59 GW.
The greatest commitment to solar energy was made by China, which increased more than half of the world total of the new production by some 53 GW, and invested some $86.5 billion USD, an increase of 58 percent compared to 2016.