2011 has been tale of woe, economically speaking, in the United States. And given the mainstream
media’s obsession with the “The U.S. is falling from grace” storyline, you might be fooled into thinking
that there has not even been a sliver of a silver lining to our mess.
But you would be wrong.
According to Solarbuzz’s United States 2011 PV market report, the domestic PV market is set to double
in 2011. Wow!
What’s moving the market?
Lots of stuff, including incentives and changes in local, state, and federal
policies and priorities. Although Germany and Italy still lead the U.S. in terms of the solar photovoltaic
market, experts project that the U.S. domestic market will blossom to become 12% of the world’s PV
market by 2015.
It looks like the solar revolution.
Much-ballyhooed in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and early aughts – is finally
upon us. The PV industry has benefited significantly from treasury cash grants and investment tax
credits. Other drivers include Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), which spiked PV market growth
in 2010 and 2011. Although California still dominates the PV market, CA’s share is dropping due to
advances in states like New Jersey, Arizona, and Colorado. It looks like everyone is getting into the solar
game – and that’s a good thing, for Californians, and for the rest of the world alike.
Of course, the solar revolution is still relatively nascent. And you might have a lot of questions about
whether solar is right for you or your company; and, if so, how you can deploy a solar solution to best
effect for your pocketbook and energy needs.
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