solar panels set up by Amplus Solar
A security guard stands between solar panels set up by Amplus Solar on the roof of the Yamaha Motor Co. plant in Surajpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The Japanese motorcycle maker wants solar power to supply a quarter of energy needs at its northern Indian factories near Delhi, according to company executives. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

It is estimated that renewable energy accounted for over 55 percent of all new electrical capacity worldwide in 2016.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance put together this stunning solar photo collection to make a point that solar’s appeal isn’t just one of cost; it’s the most democratized and decentralized power source. Enjoy!

Solar panels on the roof of Toyota Motor Corp

Solar panels on the roof of Toyota Motor Corp.’s new Prius plug-in hybrid vehicles, known as Prius Prime in the U.S., at its sales launch at the National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation in Tokyo on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.
Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has 8+ years of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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