Faced with finding ways to survive and thrive amidst precipitous price declines; lukewarm and inconsistent support from Congress; international trade tensions and disputes; staunch opposition and misinformation from the fossil fuel and utility industries; and a slow, gradual economic recovery, U.S. solar market and industry players collectively managed to register remarkable gains in 2012.
Continued support for and growing adoption of solar energy at the state and local levels and among investors, including at grass roots, were the keys driving the U.S. solar market and solar industries into the U.S. energy mainstream.
Offering insight into developments at the state level, the U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has provided an infographic and charts for the top 10 solar energy states. Read on….
I've been reporting and writing on a wide range of topics at the nexus of economics, technology, ecology/environment and society for some five years now. Whether in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Americas, Africa or the Middle East, issues related to these broad topical areas pose tremendous opportunities, as well as challenges, and define the quality of our lives, as well as our relationship to the natural environment.