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Since 2000, how much more energy has the global solar energy industry produced than what it has consumed by manufacturing and installing solar panels?

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Per a 2013 paper in Environmental Science & Technology, the global solar energy industry has consumed more energy since 2000 than it has produced. The authors of the paper project that the industry will reach an energy breakeven point "before 2020."

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