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U.S. Solar Market Insight

New Report Shows U.S. Solar Industry Nearing 16 GW of Installed Capacity  

Executive Summary

Released September 5, 2014

executive summaryThe U.S. installed 1,133 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the second quarter of 2014 to total 15.9 gigawatts (GW) installed capacity, enough to power 3.2 million homes. SEIA and GTM Research forecast that PV installations will reach 6.5 GW in 2014, up 36 percent over 2013 and more than three times the market size over 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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Q2 2014 Solar Market Insight Report Overview

September 5, 2014

Cumulative operating PV capacity has now eclipsed the 15 GW mark thanks to three consecutive quarters of more than 1 GW installed, and solar has accounted for more than half of new electric generating capacity added this year. Find out what the data means during this webinar with SEIA and GTM's research teams. Register

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Press Release

BOSTON, MA AND WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States’ solar market hit a major milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than half a million homes and businesses now generating solar energy. Read more

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