US Solar Market Grows 76% in 2012
- SEIA: “U.S. Solar Market Grows 76% in 2012; Now an Increasingly-Competitive Energy Source for Millions of Americans Today”
March 2013: US PV installations totaled 3.3 GW in 2012 – a 76% increase over 2011 – according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. The market was valued at $11.5 billion, with growth in all market segments (residential, non-residential, and utility).
Nearly 83,000 homes installed solar PV, and cumulative PV installations in the U.S. surpassed 300,000. The largest state solar markets were California (1 GW), Arizona (710 MW), and New Jersey (415 MW).