05 Dec '12, 5pm

California Will Regain Solar Dominance In U.S., Thanks To Policy

Driven by a combination of policy initiatives, California is poised to regain its dominant position in the U.S. solar PV market in 2013, according to new research from NPD Solarbuzz . California's market share has gradually declined as New Jersey, Arizona and other states - especially on the East Coast - launched their own initiatives to deploy PV and to diversify their energy portfolios. In 2011, California's share dropped to 30%, while New Jersey' share jumped to 17%. "NPD Solarbuzz projects that California will regain its market share, after seeing declines in 2010 and 2011, and eventually hold more than half of the U.S. market share in 2013, thanks to a variety of programs, policies, and regulations that cover the whole spectrum of the PV market, including residential, non-residential, and utility segments," explains Junko Movellan, senior analyst at NPD Solarbuzz. Cal...

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