The U.S. solar energy industry installed a record 1,855 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2011, more than doubling the previous annual record of 887 MW set in 2010, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report. The record amount of solar installations is enough to power more than 370,000 homes, and represents a 109 percent growth rate in 2011.
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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.
Information on the size, ranking and generated capacity of the U.S. solar industry. Latest report: Fourth Quarter 2013, released March 5, 2014.