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U.S. Solar Market Insight® is a quarterly publication of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)® and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. 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 continues to grow, Solar Market Insight provides an invaluable decision making tool for installers, suppliers, investors, policymakers and advocates alike. 

The Source for Solar Data by Over 200 Media Outlets

The 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, Reuters, Politico, The Washington Post, and the New York Times.

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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.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Free
FULL REPORT: $2,000 for SEIA Members, $4,000 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 43 states plus D.C.
  • Installed cost by market segment for each state
  • State-by-state strategic market analysis 
  • Component pricing across the value chain
  • Demand projections to 2022 by technology, market segment & state

About Wood Mackenzie

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, formerly GTM Research provides critical and timely market analysis in the form of research reports, data services, advisory services and strategic consulting. Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables is made up of the solar, grid edge, and energy storage analysts from GTM Research, the wind team from MAKE, and the global power team from Wood Mackenzie.