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The hottest tech companies are launching big bets in renewable energy and clean tech

By Andrew FecesThe technology industry is bracing for a big shift toward renewable energy, where solar and wind power are getting cheaper and utilities are building out solar and other energy-saving technologies.

While the United States remains a leader in renewable power, with the majority of electricity produced from wind, solar, and hydroelectric sources, new renewable energy sources like biofuels, hydropower, and geothermal have been popping up.

In a wide-ranging interview, Axios editor and publisher Carl Quintanilla discusses how the solar boom has impacted the energy sector and why solar could be a game changer for the American economy.

Q: You said that solar is going to be big for the U.S. energy sector.

How big?

A: I think that the U