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New Report Shows U.S. Solar Industry Reaches 20 GW of Installed Capacity 

Released March 10, 2015

executive summaryThe U.S. installed 6,201 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2014 and 767 MW of concentrating solar power to reach 20 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacityenough to power 4 million American homes. 32 percent of new electric generating capacity came from solar in 2014, and the industry now employs nearly 175,000 workers, more than tech giants Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter combined.

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Press Release

executive summaryBOSTON, MA AND WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 2014, for the first time in history, each of the three major U.S. solar market segments – utility, commercial and residential – installed more than a gigawatt (GW) of PVRead more

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Webinar: 2014 Year in Review Solar Market Insight Report Overview

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:00pm EDT

2014 was another historic year for the U.S. solar industry, with PV installations totaling 6,201 MW, an increase of 30 percent over 2013This webinar will highlight trends in 2014, 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 2015 and beyond. Register now

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