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Scientists warn against dismissing solar energy's potential

While it may seem like good news that solar is performing better than expected, underestimating its potential could pose some serious problems in the future, researchers suggest.


ANALYSTS have been underestimating the expansion of solar energy for nearly two decades, scientists report in a new study released Friday. And that could be a serious problem for the industry and, maybe, the planet.

If policymakers believe solar is growing more slowly...