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Global green energy patents up 43% in a year

Power Engineering International:

Figures reveal that more than 14,800 renewable energy patents were filed worldwide in 2017 – a 43 per cent rise on the 10,500 in the previous year.

Data crunched by UK commercial law firm EMW found that patents filed for solar, wind, biofuels, hydropower, geothermal and waste-generated energy have almost doubled over the last five years, up from 7700 in 2013.

And more than half (56 per cent) of the total green energy patents filed last year were for solar power.

Companies in China filed 76 per cent (11,300) of the renewable energy patents in 2017, the most of any country, while the US, in second place, filed 10 per cent (1500). China is currently the biggest manufacturer of solar panel technology and invested more than $44bn in clean energy projects last year in 2017 according to Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

Global green energy patents up 43 per cent in a year

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