Solar PV


The U.S. Solar industry achieved another record year in 2014, growing by 34% over 2013 to install nearly 7,000 megawatts (MW) of solar electric capacity. Within the photovoltaic (PV) sector, over 6,200 MW of capacity was installed, led by the residential and utility segments, which grew by 51% and 38%, respectively. The concentrating solar power segment enjoyed its largest year ever with 767 MW of capacity installed. Together, the solar industry istalled 32% of all new electricity generating capacity in the U.S. – second only to natural gas. This growth is expected to continue, with an additional 20,000 MW of solar capacity projected over the next two years.

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15% Off GTM’s U.S. Solar Market Insight 2016 Conference

Greentech Media Research presents the 6th annual U.S. Solar Market Insight conference.
Underpinned by years of in-depth market analysis, and published in conjunction with SEIA, this conference will give you exclusive access to the top industry executives and thought leaders while providing actionable insights into the U.S. solar industry. Learn how to navigate complex market dynamics […]

Solar Power Ubiquity Through Training and Installing: GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives is a national 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization that facilitates solar power implementation and energy efficiency projects between community partners, volunteers and job trainees. Since it’s beginning in 2001, GRID Alternatives has installed over 24 megawatts of clean power, provided almost $200 million in lifetime electricity cost savings, and trained 27,000 people in solar installation. Learn more […]

NABCEP Entry Level Program Becomes Associate Program in August

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) recently notified training providers that its Entry Level Program will be undergoing some changes next month. The program will now be called the Associate Program, and continuing education will be required to maintain the credential.

Here are the specifics:

1) Effective August 15th, 2016, the NABCEP Entry Level […]

Explaining the Value of Solar to Customers

With such a long list of benefits, you’d think solar panels would sell themselves. But many potential customers still need convincing before they can make the jump to green living. As beneficial as solar panels are for reducing a household’s carbon footprint and increasing its energy efficiency, the cold, hard facts about the benefits of […]

When Cities Go Solar: 5 Ways to Make the Case

Getting Your City’s Buy-In on Solar
After years of dancing around the idea of sustainability, some select cities have begun to make it a reality with ground-breaking solar industry partnerships. Jackie Biskupski, mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, recently announced a long-term commercial partnership between Salt Lake and Rocky Mountain Power, which aims to open the […]