U.S. solar panel installations grew 76 percent in 2012 to 3.3 gigawatts, representing a tenth of the global market, led by large-scale projects in the desert southwest, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
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Partly driven by an oversupply of cheaper panels from China, the domestic solar market had its best year in 2012, with the growth in installations outpacing that of the global market, according to an annual report to be released Thursday.
U.S. Solar Market Grows 76% in 2012; Now an Increasingly-Competitive Energy Source for Millions of Americans Today
Added Record 3.3 Gigawatts of Capacity, Enough New Capacity to Power More Than 500,000 Homes
The millionth solar panel has been installed at a sprawling desert power plant that will feed energy to San Diego-area utility customers as soon as late spring, the project developer said Tuesday.
A few area schools are taking advantage of the Texas sun and seeing significant savings from the use of solar panels.
PARIS, June 27 (Reuters) - European spot power prices fell
slightly on Wednesday, helped by higher solar energy ouput in
Germany that offset higher consumption and an elevated outage
level at French nuclear plants, traders said.
New Jersey edged out California in the first quarter of this year for the lead in solar installations with 174 megawatts (see below for state-by-state details from USSMI -- sorry, California).
Scottsdale was among the first school districts in the state to put solar panels on campus roofs, in 2009 at Coronado High School and the Desert Mountain High School/Mountainside Middle School campus.
Campbell Soup Company has celebrated the completion of a 9.8-megawatt (MW) solar power system at its manufacturing facility in Napoleon, Ohio.
The South Church and its prominent white steeple on Central Street have had a powerful presence in downtown Andover for over 152 years.