The 449 megawatts of power installed in the U.S. in the third quarter are more than all the installations in 2009, according to a new report on the solar energy industry.
The Solar Micro Generating Facility at Victor Valley College in Victorville in May 2010. In the third quarter of this year, 44% of solar power installations in the U.S. were in California. (Mark Boster, Los Angeles Times / May 24, 2010)
By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
December 15, 2011
Solar power is a booming business in the U.S., with more domestic solar installations completed in the third quarter of this year than during all of 2009, according to a report released Wednesday by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Assn
"The U.S. solar industry is on a roll, with unprecedented growth in 2011," said Rhone Resch, chief executive of the solar group. "Solar is now an economic force in dozens of states, creating jobs across America."
...is the national trade group for the U.S. solar energy industry, and it has 1,100 member companies.