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  1. Solar energy is quickly becoming dominant within production of electrical power for new buildings in many countries
  2. Solar energy is quickly becoming dominant within the production of electrical power for new buildings in many countries

Is 'the' an imperative here?

  • I'd put it because I'm talking about production of electrical power and nothing else. So, to me, it's specific require the definite article. – Maulik V Aug 20 '18 at 6:55
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Both sentences sounds wrong to me, because within and production seem strange in this sense.

Here is the source of the statement, which is a quote from Erik Martinson, of Svea Solar, a Swedish company. It appears that English is not Mr. Martinson's first language.

If the word within was replaced with in, then option #2 sounds a better than option #1:

Solar energy is quickly becoming dominant in the production of electrical power for new buildings in many countries.

I would instead say something like:

Solar energy is quickly gaining dominance as the primary power source for new buildings in many countries.

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