U.S. Solar Market Insight® is a quarterly publication of GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)®.
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In 2007, the U.S. solar energy industry saw a glimpse of a gigawatt future. There was signi?cant growth in the commercial and residential PV markets and a new utility-scale segment for PV emerged with the fastest growth of all segments representing over 15 percent of the annual U.S. installed PV capacity. The ?rst concentrating solar power plant was built in more than 15 years with dozens more utility-scale projects in the pipeline. The expansion of the solar water heating market continued. Thousands of U.S. jobs were created and billions of dollars were invested. And, the industry strengthened its presence in Washington and our united coalition support across the country.
U.S. Solar Market InsightTM is a quarterly publication of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)® and GTM Research.
According to the latest Solar Market Insight report from SEIA and GTM Research, solar PV installations increase 85% in in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of 2011.
Some states and utilities require installation of UEDS between PV power systems and the utility grid as a device to ensure line worker safety. However, eight states and many major utility companies have recognized that safety devices and features already part of all code-compliant PV systems make the UEDS redundant and have eliminated its requirement.