23 Jun '11, 3pm

US Solar Industry Continues Record-Setting Growth in 2011

The U.S. solar energy industry continues to be one of the fastest growth sectors in the economy. In the first quarter of 2011, 252 megawatts (MW) of grid-connected solar photovoltaics (PV) were installed in the US, 66% year-over-year growth over Q1 2010 installations, according to a report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). 348 MW of PV modules were manufactured in the US during the first quarter, a 31% increase over Q1 2010. Two major factors are driving growth: rapidly declining solar equipment costs and a rush to take advantage of Federal incentives (Section 1603 Treasury program) that expire at the end of 2011 (and may not be renewed given partisan politics). Prices are also much lower for homeowners and businesses to buy solar systems: as technology costs fall and the industry matures, it's able to capitalize on greater economies of scale and ...

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