13 Jun '12, 4am

Good Solar News: US Solar Continues to Surge in 2012: The U.S. had a blistering amount of solar installations

The U.S. had a blistering amount of solar installations in the first quarter of 2012 with an impressive 506 megawatts -- a record for typically slow first quarters and second only to the 780 megawatts installed in the previous quarter. Source: U.S. Solar Market Insight, 1st Quarter 2012 A new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research finds that the U.S. is still a solar growth market led by strength in the commercial sector in Q1. Utility-scale will continue to drive U.S. solar growth, and 2012 has the makings of yet another banner year with an increased forecast for 2012 of 3.2 gigawatts. The U.S. market grew 109 percent from 2010 to 2011 and will grow another 75 percent from 2011 to 2012. Some more stats from the report: The cumulative total of solar photovoltaics across America is 4,427 megawatts. Adding CSP to that figure brings the to...

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