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Solar Power Installations Continue to Rise at Record Numbers



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According to the SEIA, 26 percent of all new electric generating capacity installed in the U.S. during the first half of the year came from solar power.


The second quarter of 2016 saw a 43% growth of solar photovoltaic installed in the U.S. About 53% of this comes from utility installations, while residential rooftop installations have reached the 1 million mark. Tom Kimbis, interim president of the Solar Energy Industries Association, remarked, "While it took us 40 years to hit 1 million U.S. solar installations, we're expected to hit 2 million within the next two years. That record-breaking growth is made possible by solar's cost-competitiveness and the vast benefits it provides consumers, our nation's economy and environment."

California accounted for 42% of the rooftop installations, although it represents a slowdown for the state as others like Texas have increased their demand for P.V. Solar power has continually been on the rise since the 90s, and shows no signs of slowing down. In 2009, the world's total P.V. capacity was about 23 G.W. In 2015, the U.S. alone had about 25 G.W. of P.V. capacity Green Tech Media research predicts that 13.9 more G.W. will come online in the U.S. in 2016.


As seen in LASN magazine, October 2016.








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