10 Sep '12, 2pm

U.S. sees a spike in solar installation over last three months

U.S. sees a spike in solar installation over last three months

Over the last three months, the U.S. installed more solar panels than in almost any other three-month period in history — thanks mostly to utility companies. From Businessweek : U.S. solar-panel installations more than doubled in the second quarter from a year earlier led by demand in California, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Installations totaled 742 megawatts in the quarter, up 45 percent since the first quarter, and may reach 3.2 gigawatts by year end, the Washington-based trade group said today in its quarterly market report. California led installations with 217 megawatts, followed by Arizona with 173 megawatts. The U.S. now has 5.7 gigawatts of installed solar capacity, enough to power 1 million homes, according to GTM Research, a Boston-based consulting company that prepared the report with SEIA. Graph via the Solar Energy Industries Associat...

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