The Solar+ Decade
SEIA, along with our members and allies across the energy system, have set an ambitious goal: solar energy will comprise 30% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2030. To reach this target, the industry must work collaboratively across technologies and industries to build a strong Solar+ economy.
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A Vision for Radical Market Transformation
Over the next 10 years, the Solar+ Decade will be built on collaboration and partnerships to overcome systemic challenges that limit widescale adoption of solar and other clean energy technologies. To achieve 30% 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 + Diversity, Solar + Trade, Solar + Finance, and many other collaborations shape the future of energy in America.
To achieve this goal, the industry will need to install an average of 125 gigawatts (GW) each year. The massive growth the solar industry has seen over the last decade will need to continue, and annual solar installations must increase by 60% above current forecasts between 2022 – 2030 to reach the Biden administration’s long-term climate goals. Reaching 30% of generation from solar will grow the solar and storage industry to 1 million workers, add more than $800 billion in new private sector investment, and cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector by 50%.