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Residential Solar Grows by 76% over Q1 2014, Forecast for 2015 Remains Strong 

Released June 9,  2015

executive summaryThe U.S. installed 1,306 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2015 to reach 21.3 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacityenough to power 4.3 million American homes. 51 percent of new electric generating capacity came from solar in Q1 2015, and the residential and utility-scale segments each added more capacity than the natural gas industry.

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executive summaryBOSTON, MA AND WASHINGTON, D.C. – Shattering previous records, the United States residential solar market grew 76 percent over the first quarter of 2014, installing 437 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics (PV) in the first three months of 2015. Read more

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During the first three months of 2015, the U.S. solar industry installed more than 1,300 megawatts (MW) of capacity,...

Posted by Solar Energy Industries Association on Tuesday, June 9, 2015