30 May '14, 2pm

Rapid Solar Growth Offers Hope In Fight Against Climate Change

Rapid Solar Growth Offers Hope In Fight Against Climate Change

The news couldn’t have come at a better time. With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) poised to announce enhanced air quality standards for coal and natural-gas fired power plants next week, new figures released today show solar energy in America continues its remarkable growth. Driven by strong year-over-year growth in the utility and residential markets, the United States installed 1,330 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the quarter spanning January through March. To put that into some perspective, solar accounted for 74 percent of all new U.S. electric capacity installed in Q1 2014, demonstrating the rapidly increasing role that solar is playing in the energy market – and its promise as an invaluable resource in the fight against climate change. Solar energy is now generating enough clean, reliable and affordable electricity to effectively power 3 mil...

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