The Heat: Developing countries turn towards solar energy

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With solar energy becoming more affordable and efficient, a host of developing countries are using the technology for electricity. For the first time, developing countries installed more renewable energy than developed countries in 2015.

Countries such as India, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico are producing clean, sustainable energy with solar power.

China is the world’s largest investor in renewable energy and is leading the world in solar expansion. In the United States, analysts are forecasting the solar market could soar nearly 120 percent this year.

CCTV America’s Jessica Stone spoke with industry experts at the Solar Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. Follow Jessica Stone on Twitter @JessicaStoneTV

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For more on the future of solar power:

  • Tao Wang, assistant director of the China Business New Research Institute.
  • Roberto Aiello, an energy principal specialist with the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water.
  • Alex Perera, global director of the Electricity Initiative at World Resources Institute.
The Heat: Developing countries turn towards solar energy Pt 1

The Heat: Developing countries turn towards solar energy Pt 1

With solar energy becoming more affordable and efficient, a host of developing countries are using the technology for electricity.

The Heat: Developing countries turn towards solar energy Pt 2

The Heat: Developing countries turn towards solar energy Pt 2

For more on the future of solar power: Tao Wang, assistant director of the China Business New Research Institute. Roberto Aiello, an energy principal specialist with the Inter-American Development Bank. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water. Alex Perera, global director of the Electricity Initiative at World Resources Institute.