U.S. Solar Power 2011

December 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm Leave a comment

 The story of American solar power has been one of stunning success by just about any metric. Just yesterday, it was reported that the industry had a whopper of a third quarter: 449 megawatts of new solar capacity was installed in just 3 months! That’s the best quarter ever for U.S. solar. It brought us to more than 1,000 MW already installed in 2011 – the scale of a couple of coal power plants – with strong growth expected to continue in this last part of the year.
More than 100,000 Americans work in the solar industry, double the number since 2009. They work at more than 5,000 companies, the vast majority being small businesses, in every state.
The U.S. was a net exporter of solar products in 2010 by $2 billion, even to China. Solar power in the U.S. now exceeds 3,100 megawatts, enough to power more than 630,000 American homes.

Here is a quick action you can do to keep it that way.

From a Chris Mentzel facebook posting

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Entry filed under: Renewable Energy, Solar Electric.

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