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U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2021 Year in Review

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In 2021 the U.S. Solar Market again set records as demand for residential solar (and storage) reached new levels and the utility-scale solar pipeline continued to be built out. Growing interest in corporate and community solar also helped spur 19% year-over-year growth as the industry topped 20 GW and 500,000 annual installations for the first time, as documented in our recently released US Solar Market Insight 2021 Year in Review report.

But in many ways the 2021 solar story was all about the headwinds faced by the industry. Between covid disruptions, supply chain challenges, price hikes, interconnection delays, trade battles and congressional inaction, the industry weathered five years’ worth of challenge in 12 months. Join analysts from SEIA and Wood Mackenzie as we unpack the key trends that shaped 2021, and how those trends and others will shape the industry into the next decade.


  • Moderator: Shawn Rumery, Senior Director of Research, SEIA
  • Panelists: Xiaojing Sun, Head of Global Solar, Wood Mackenzie
  • Sylvia Leyva Martinez, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie
  • Bryan White, Solar Analyst, Wood Mackenzie

Price: $95 for non members, free for SEIA Members