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The following infographic illustrates the development timeline for a utility scale installation stretching from the planning and acquisition phase to placing the project in service.
Utility-Scale Solar Manufacturing: A Coast-to-Coast Supply Chain
Solar Means Business: The Top 10 Brands that have #gonesolar!
Current energy dialogue in the U.S. is centered on the solutions that reduce energy costs as well as the carbon pollution from the electricity and transportation sectors. However, a third sector is missing from this dialogue: the thermal energy that is used for heating and cooling applications.
According to the SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2013 report there were 832 MW of solar PV installed in the second quarter of 2013, which means there is now 9,400 MW of solar energy in the U.S. That's a 15 percent increase over Q1 2013 (and it was solar’s second best quarter ever); keeping solar on pace to have a record-shattering year!
SEIA's guiding principles for a net metering policy.
Solar plays a critical role in making the military’s energy supply more secure, distributed, affordable and independent. The DoD has committed to meet 25% of its energy needs with renewable energy by 2025.
The tremendous success of the ITC for solar energy projects exemplifies the importance of stable policy for the private sector and reveals a high return on public investment in solar energy in terms of economic benefits, domestic job creation, energy security and lower costs for consumers.
In 2013, the Solar Energy Industries Association is working at the federal and state levels to expand markets, remove market barriers, and increase available financing for solar projects.