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The Solar+ Decade

SEIA, along with our members and allies across the energy spectrum, have set an ambitious goal: solar energy will comprise 20% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2030. To reach this target, the solar industry must work collaboratively and comprehensively with other technologies and industries to build a strong Solar+ economy.

As this decade comes to a close, SEIA is launching an aggressive goal for the solar industry: to reach 20% of generation by 2030. We are calling on our partners in the solar industry and beyond to build a roadmap to achieve this vision and make the 2020s the Solar+ Decade.

Over the next 10 years, the Solar+ Decade will be built on collaboration and partnerships to overcome systemic challenges that prevent the widescale adoption of solar. To achieve 20% of generation, wind, solar and storage must work together to transform a complex and interrelated world of markets, customers and electricity systems. That's why the 2020s won't just be the Solar Decade – it will be the Solar+ Decade, where Solar + Storage, Solar + Grid Modernization, Solar + Wind, and many other collaborations shape the future of energy in America. 

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To achieve this goal, the industry will need to grow at an average annual rate of 18% over the 2020s, installing an average of 39 gigawatts (GW) each year. The massive growth the solar industry has seen over the last decade will need to continue, reaching annual installation levels in 2030 that are more than 7 times greater than what the industry deployed in 2018.

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Get Involved

Reaching 20% of total electricity generation will require effort from every corner of the solar industry, as well as allies and partners around the country. Check back for ways you can get involved to help build the Solar+ Decade Roadmap, and support the Solar+ vision throughout the 2020s.

In the meantime, help spread the word about this critical goal by sharing your thoughts about The Solar+ Decade on social media, using the hashtags #SolarPlus and #TheSolarDecade