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U.S. Solar Poised for ‘Unprecedented’ Growth Spurt this Year

Growing 43 percent year-over-year, the U.S. saw 2,051 MW of solar photovoltaic power installed in the second quarter of this year – marking the 11th consecutive quarter in which more than 1 GW of PV was installed, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report. The […]

U.S. Solar Sets Out on Path to Record-Shattering Year

In the first quarter of this year (Q1’16), 1,665 MW of solar PV were installed in the U.S., with the solar industry adding more new capacity during this period than did the coal, natural gas and nuclear sectors combined, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) U.S. Solar Market Insight, Q2 […]

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U.S. Solar Reaches Major Milestone: 1 Million Installations!

The U.S. is now officially home to at least 1 million solar installations. According to a report issued by the George Washington Solar Institute, those million solar systems nationwide provide enough electricity to power the entire state of Pennsylvania and have cut enough carbon to equal all of Oregon’s emissions. The Solar Energy Industries Association […]

Another Record-Breaking Year for U.S. Solar

The U.S. solar industry installed 7,286 MW of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2015 – the largest total ever and 17 percent above 2014. Also, solar beat out natural gas capacity additions for the first time, with solar supplying 29.5 percent of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. last year. The Solar Energy Industries […]

Breaking News: Solar ITC Extension Included in Must-Pass Bill

Late the other night, a must-pass appropriations bill in Congress was unveiled that includes a five-year extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit. As you know, extending the ITC has long been a priority for the industry, and as we shared recently, it would be a boon for job creation and solar deployment–allowing it to […]

Joe Biden Says Federal Policies Are Helping Solar Power Grow ‘Exponentially’

By Michael Puttre, Solar Industry Magazine U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden addressed the general session of the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, Calif., on Wednesday. He brought a message of federal support for solar power to an enthusiastic crowd. If his talking points about the importance of the solar sector to the U.S. essentially […]

Top 10 Solar States Have Strong Renewable Energy Policies

By Solar Industry Magazine Solar electric power tripled in the U.S. between 2012 and 2014, with 10 states responsible for 86 percent of the nation’s solar electricity capacity, according to a new report by the Environment America Research & Policy Center. Solar policies are closely correlated with solar ranking, the report says. All of the […]

SEIA: New Report Offers ‘Distorted View’ of Solar ITC

Originally posted on Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) WASHINGTON, DC – A new study released by the Stanford Graduate School of Business predicts that the U.S. solar industry is “headed for a cliff” if the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is not extended. Even though the report touts the solar industry’s “dramatic growth,” it called […]


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