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Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020

Solar Accounts for 40% of U.S. Electric Generating Capacity Additions in 2019, Adds 13.3 GW

Note: While there is reference in the below release to the unknown impacts of COVID-19 on projections, we wanted to acknowledge the toll the pandemic is having, and emphasize that projections may need to be revised as the wider effects of the crisis across our interconnected society become clearer. WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX – Solar accounted for 40% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2019, its highest share ever and more than any other source of electricity, with 13.3 gigawatts (GW) installed.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

Solar Job Growth Remains Modest Under Tariff Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. solar workforce grew by 2.3% in 2019, adding 5,643 jobs in the industry’s second year under Section 201 tariffs, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2019 released today by The Solar Foundation. The U.S. solar industry now employs 249,983 Americans, up from 244,340 in 2018. The new numbers account for jobs in Puerto Rico over the last two years.

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

U.S. Solar Market and 15 States See Best Quarter Ever for Residential Solar

The U.S. residential solar market reached record highs in the third quarter of 2019 with 712 megawatts of solar installed.

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019

Corporate Solar Investments Surge in United States, Report Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tech giant Apple is now the leading procurer of corporate solar in the United States with nearly 400 megawatts (MW) of total installed capacity, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Means Business 2018 report. This report puts the power of corporate commitments to clean energy on display, as the world’s largest and most-recognizable companies turn to solar energy in historic numbers.

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018

Utility Solar Procurement Booms as Residential Market Stabilizes in Q2 2018

Utility solar project procurement soared in Q2 2018 as component prices declined and home solar installations steadied after a 15 percent contraction last year, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (previously known as GTM Research) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

Large Corporations Are Leading America’s Surge in Solar Deployment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - America’s top companies are investing in solar in record amounts, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s brand new Solar Means Business 2017 report, which tracks on-site commercial solar installations and ranks top corporate solar users. This year’s report contains data from over 4,000 companies, totaling more than 2.5 gigawatts of solar capacity across approximately 7,400 solar projects.

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

SEIA Offers Deep Dive into Locational Value and Time of Use Rates in New White Paper

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Continuing its in-depth look at state-level efforts to modernize the electric utility grid, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released today the latest installment in its white paper series, Improving Opportunities for Solar Through Grid Modernization.  

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

U.S. Solar Market Notches Another Quarter of 2 GW Growth, But Uncertainty Holds Back Installations

BOSTON Mass. and WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. installed more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the third quarter of 2017, despite experiencing higher prices across all market segments and major policy uncertainty. In their latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said prices rose due to a tight global supply of modules and uncertainty around the Section 201 trade case now being weighed at the White House.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

Rise in Solar Schools Unlocks More Local Funding for Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With installation costs plummeting, American schools are switching to solar energy at a rapid pace, reducing their electricity bills and freeing up resources to invest in education.

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017

U.S. Solar Market Adds 2 Gigawatts of PV in Q1 2017

Following rapid growth across the industry in 2016, the United States solar market added 2,044 megawatts of new capacity in the first quarter of 2017. As installations grow, prices continue to fall to new lows, with utility-scale system prices dropping below the $1 per watt barrier for the first time, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.

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