Solar energy is poised for yet another record year
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Solar energy is poised for yet another record year

The U.S. solar industry is on course for a new growth record in 2015, according to a new report that finds that solar photovoltaic installations now exceed 20 gigawatts in capacity and could surpass an unprecedented 7 gigawatts this year alone across all segments. A gigawatt is equivalent to 1 billion watts and can power some 164,re000 homes, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The new report, from GTM Research and SEIA, covers the second quarter of 2015, which set a new record for residential rooftop solar installations in particular, a category that saw 70 percent year-over-year growth. 473 megawatts of residential solar capacity were installed, or…
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Massachusetts ranks 5th for solar installations in 2014, but inaction by state leaders could stall growth
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Massachusetts ranks 5th for solar installations in 2014, but inaction by state leaders could stall growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sharon Solomon, 678-334-1212 (c), sharon@environmentmassachusetts.org Massachusetts ranks 5th for solar installations in 2014, but inaction by state leaders could stall growth NEW BEDFORD, MA – Massachusetts ranked 5th nationwide for the amount of solar energy capacity installed per person in 2014, according to a new report from the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, but business executives and community leaders warned that the rapid growth of solar energy could stall if state officials fail to lift a cap on Massachusetts’ most important solar program. “New Bedford and Massachusetts are leaders for solar power,…
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