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U.S. PV Market Surpasses 20 GW Milestone, On Pace to Grow 24% over 2014

Updated September 9, 2015

executive summaryThe U.S. installed 1,393 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the second quarter of 2015 to reach 22.7 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacityenough to power 4.6 million American homes. The residential market had another record quarter, with 70 percent growth year-over-year, while the utility-scale segment dominated again with 729 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity.

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executive summaryBOSTON, MASS AND WASHINGTON, D.C. – Continuing on its record-breaking trajectory, the United States solar industry surpassed 20 gigawatts (GW) of total operational solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity during the second quarter of this year. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q2 2015 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, the U.S. installed 1,393 megawatts[i] of PV last quarter, showcasing both annual and quarterly growth. Read more

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