A record-breaking 16 GW of solar to be installed in 2016
March 22, 2016
The U.S. solar market is forecast to grow substantially this year — 119 percent — according to GTM Research in its U.S. Solar Market Insight Report 2015 Year in Review, published in conjunction with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Solar PV in the second quarter showed both annual and quarterly growth
September 29, 2015
The United States solar industry surpassed 20 gigawatts (GW) of total operational solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity during the second quarter of this year, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q2 2015 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.
Includes advancing employment opportunities in the solar industry
July 22, 2015
The White House has announced a new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, in particular low- and moderate-income communities, while expanding opportunities to join the solar workforce.
Report Indicates Solar Is One of the Fastest-Growing Industries in the United States
February 24, 2015
Stating that it revealed “very encouraging trends,” Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), highlighted the findings of The Solar Foundation’s latest State Solar Job Census.
The Residential Market Has Seen the Most Consistent Growth of Any Segment for Years
September 18, 2014
The United States’ solar market hit a new milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than half a million homes and businesses now generating solar energy. According to the Q2 2014 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, the U.S. installed 1,133 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the second quarter of this year.
Going Forward Growth Will Continue but at a Slower Pace
May 19, 2014
The solar power market in the United States has experienced clear skies over the five years to 2014, according to a report by IBISWorld, propelled by favorable government incentives and costs that have continued to fall.
Solar Employment Grew 10 Times Faster Than the National Average Employment Rate
February 21, 2014
The Solar Foundation has released its National Solar Jobs Census 2013, which found that the United States solar industry employed 142,698 people as of November 2013. This figure includes the addition of 23,682 solar workers over the previous year, representing 19.9 percent growth in employment since September 2012.
U.S. Has Now Joined Germany, China, and Japan as Worldwide Leaders
December 20, 2013
GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) has released U.S. Solar Market Insight: 3rd Quarter 2013, which shows that the third quarter of 2013 was the second largest quarter in the history of the U.S. solar market and the largest quarter ever for residential PV installations.
The U.S. solar industry notched its second-best quarter in history, installing 742 megawatts of solar power in the second quarter of 2012, according to a report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
In this issue, we announced the Dealer Design Award winners — products recognized for their exceptional innovation in making contractors’ jobs easier. We also look at supermarkets, c-stores, and restaurants. They are notoriously tough business sectors, but contractors can help operators by providing the right equipment and services.
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