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Ted Turner's Solar Mission

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner has had exquisite green credentials for some time.

So, perhaps its no surprise that a man who made a career out of being a trailblazer has become an outspoken proponent of solar energy as a viable alternative fuel.

Turner bought a stake in the New Jersey-based company, DT Solar, and is bullish about the industry's prospects.

**FILE**  CNN founder Ted Turner reacts as he speaks about Gerald Levin, the former CEO of AOL Time Warner, while speaking at the CNN 25 World Report Conference in Atlanta in this Wednesday, June 1, 2005 file photo. Turner received the Clinton Center Award for Leadership and National Service Wednesday, June 29, 2005, for his work as an environmentalist in New York. The award is given by the Democratic Leadership Council, a Washington-based nonprofit organization comprised of Democratic legislato
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**FILE** CNN founder Ted Turner reacts as he speaks about Gerald Levin, the former CEO of AOL Time Warner, while speaking at the CNN 25 World Report Conference in Atlanta in this Wednesday, June 1, 2005 file photo. Turner received the Clinton Center Award for Leadership and National Service Wednesday, June 29, 2005, for his work as an environmentalist in New York. The award is given by the Democratic Leadership Council, a Washington-based nonprofit organization comprised of Democratic legislato

"It's gonna’ be the biggest business opportunity the world has ever seen," he says. Turner, for the record, is not a proponent of corn-based ethanol.

CNBC's Jane Wells visited Turner in Atlanta to talk about his big bet on solar.