State Has Bright Future in Solar

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Last year, the U.S. solar industry enjoyed its most successful year ever. Falling prices, consumer awareness and innovative policies are creating living-wage green jobs, improving energy productivity and expanding our domestic energy portfolio at an unprecedented rate. Solar energy is working for America, and it can work better for Georgia.

In 2011, the United States installed 1,855 megawatts of photovoltaic solar systems nationwide - enough to power 267,000 homes, a 109 percent increase over 2010, according to a report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). This development constitutes a $56 billion investment, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report.

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