21 January 2013
In the past five years, the US solar energy industry has experienced sustained growth thanks to rising demand, falling costs, and new financing options. Since 2008, the amount of solar powering our homes, businesses, and military bases has more than quadrupled from 1100 megawatts to more than 6400 megawatts today, which is enough to power more than one million average American households. Existing policy frameworks at the federal and state level, including maintaining and expanding commitments to renewable energy initiatives have spurred and leveraged private sector investments in the solar industry. And we expect 2013 will be another year of record growth for our industry.