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New Report Shows U.S. Solar Industry Tops 1 GW of Installed Capacity for Third Straight Quarter

Released December 9, 2014

executive summaryThe U.S. installed 1,354 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the third quarter of 2014 to total 16.1 gigawatts (GW) installed PV capacity, with another 1.4 GW of concentrating solar power (CSP) capacity, enough to power 3.5 million homes. This quarter was the second largest quarter in history for solar growth, and SEIA and GTM Research predict another record-breaking year for 2014, with total installed capacity reaching three times the size of the market just three years ago.

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The full report includes all the data and analysis from our Executive Summary plus incisive, state-level breakdowns of installations, costs, manufacturing and demand projections.

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Webinar: Q3 2014 Solar Market Insight Report Overview

December 9, 2014

As of Q3 2014, solar has made up more than a third (36%) of new electric generating capacity in the United States this year. The webinar highlights trends in Q3, both at the national level and in some of the top state markets. The discussion will also include detailed PV and CSP market forecasts for the rest of 2014 and beyond. Register

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Press Release

BOSTON, MA AND WASHINGTON, D.C. – Through the first three quarters of the year, solar represents 36 percent of new capacity to come on-line, up from 29 percent in 2013 and 9.6 percent in 2012. Read more

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