This fact sheet highlights some statistics from a report by the University of Tennessee Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy on federal energy incentives. The report shows that federal support for solar energy is consistent with support for traditional energy sources.
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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has published "A Historical Analysis of Investment in Solar Energy Technologies (2000-2007)." This paper explores the private and public investment in solar energy and how it has fueled industry growth.
"Supply Curves for Rooftop Solar PV-Generated Electricity for the United States" shows methods for comparing the relative costs of PV electricity capacity based on solar resources.
The latest Solar Market Insight report from SEIA and GTM Research shows that U.S. solar energy installations soared by 109% in 2011 to 1,855 megawatts.
One of SEIA’s top priorities is to help ensure a sustainable solar supply chain globally. In support of this mission, SEIA is taking proactive steps to promote environmental and social responsibility within the industry.
This presentation covers the basics of solar photovoltaic technology, markets and policy.
The Solyndra bankruptcy is not indicative of the health of the U.S. solar industry and as with any competitive and dynamic market some companies will prosper and others will fail