Solar just had another banner year in 2017.
As of late December, the U.S. solar industry was on track to install nearly 12 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity. And during the first three quarters of 2017, 25% of all new electric-generating capacity brought online came from solar - second only behind natural gas.
Americans are clearly flocking to solar in spades, and other countries are starting to ramp up their renewables markets as well.
So, whether you like it or not, solar is here to stay.
But as I told my paid-up Energy Advantage subscribers in my full 2018 forecast, solar won't be the "silver bullet" that permanently "ends" the oil industry.
Instead, broader demand for all energy sources looks increasingly positive as we move further into 2018.
And crucially for us, the improvement in energy demand prospects is widening to include both traditional sources - such as oil - and renewable sources - such as solar.