When it comes to power, solar is about to leave nuclear and everything else in the shade

The Economist produced a special issue, titled Dawn of the Solar Age.

The June 22 2024 solar special issue.

Whereas nuclear power is barely growing, and is shrinking as a proportion of global power output, The Economist reported solar power is growing so quickly it is set to become the biggest source of electricity on the planet by the mid-2030s.

By the 2040s – within this next generation – it could be the world’s largest source of energy of any kind, overtaking fossil fuels like coal and oil.