Technology Wind and solar saw record growth in 2012, industries claim

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Last year was successful for both the wind and solar power industries, according to crowing new reports out this week from industry bodies. The world’s total installed capacity of photovoltaic solar power has grown beyond the symbolically important 100GW point, according to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), while the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) reports that the 44.7GW of new wind power capacity installed in 2012 marked the highest year of growth for wind power so far.