22 Apr '15, 2pm

NEW: Report shows growth of clean #solar energy benefitting the #environment #EarthDayEveryDay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In celebration of today’s 45th annual Earth Day, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) plans to mark the historic occasion every 2.5 minutes of every hour of the day, as a new solar installation is completed in America. What’s more, new figures from the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review show a record amount of new, clean solar energy coming online over the next 20 months, greatly benefitting the environment. “On April 22, 1970, when the very first Earth Day was held, there was virtually no solar energy powering the grid in the United States,” said SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch. “How times have changed. Today, there are 20 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity in the U.S. – enough to power more than 4 million American homes – and we’re going to double both of those numbers by the end of next year. That’s our commitment to Am...

Full article: http://www.seia.org/news/new-report-shows-growth-clean-so...

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