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About the Solar Market Insight Report


U.S. Solar Market Insight® is a quarterly publication of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)® and GTM Research. Each quarter, we survey nearly 200 installers, manufacturers, utilities, and state agencies to collect granular data on photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar. These data provide the backbone of this Solar Market Insight report, in which we identify and analyze trends in U.S. solar demand, manufacturing, and pricing by state and market segment. We also use this analysis to look forward and forecast demand over the next five years. As the U.S. solar market expands, we hope that Solar Market Insight will provide an invaluable decision making tool for installers, suppliers, investors, policymakers and advocates alike. 

The Source for Solar Data by Over 200 Media Outlets

The SEIA/GTM U.S. Solar Market Insight Report is a regularly cited source each quarter by over 200 top national media, regional news outlets, solar trade press, bloggers and U.S. government agencies, including:

  • ABC News
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Bloomberg News/Businessweek
  • Reuters
  • Politico
  • The Hill
  • TED Magazine
  • Yahoo!News
  • American Banking News
  • Grist
  • Climate Progress

Get the latest report and see all the archives here.

For questions about the U.S. Solar Market Insight and our other research and analysis efforts, contact SEIA's Research Department.

Purchasing the full Report

The Executive Summary, which is free, provides a general breakdown of the current state of the photovoltaic and concentrated solar power markets in the United States. The Full Report is a comprehensive perspective on all solar market sectors and is available to purchase.

FULL REPORT: $1,995 for SEIA Members, $3,995 for non-members 
  • National aggregate capacity additions
  • National aggregate number of installations
  • National weighted average installed price
  • National aggregate manufacturing production
  • Installations by market segment for the top 31 states plus the District of Columbia
  • Installed cost by market segment for each state
  • State-by-state market analysis 
  • Component pricing across the value chain
  • Manufacturing capacity & production by component
  • Demand projections to 2016 by technology, market segment & state

About GTM Research

GTM Research, a Greentech Media company, provides critical and timely market analysis in the form of concise and long-form market research reports, monthly newsletters and strategic consulting services. The GTM Research analyst team combines diverse background in energy, environmental, emerging technology, investment banking, information technology and strategic consulting sectors. GTM Research is situated in the major global markets for greentech innovation worldwide, with offices in San Francisco, Boston, New York and Germany.