10 Sep '12, 3pm

Good news: US #solar doubled in a year. via @SEIA

WASHINGTON D.C. — 10 September 2012 — GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) today released U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2nd Quarter 2012 . The report finds that U.S. solar achieved its second-best quarter in history, having installed 742 megawatts of solar power, and the best quarter on record for the utility market segment. Utility installations hit 477 megawatts in the second quarter, with eight states posting utility installations of 10 megawatts or greater: California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Mexico, and New Jersey. In total, the U.S. now has 5,700 megawatts of installed solar capacity, enough to power more than 940,000 households. According to U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2nd Quarter 2012 , the utility photovoltaic (PV) market will remain strong through the last two quarters of 2012. With 3400 megawatts of utility ...

Full article: http://www.seia.org/news/report-us-solar-market-spikes-q2...

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