2012 was a year of growth and transformation, as well as transition and turmoil, for the U.S. solar market and industries.
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….
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