2015 is shaping up to be the best year ever for U.S. solar power! : TreeHugger

A new report is forecasting that 2015 will turn out to be a banner year for solar power in the United States, with the last 3 months of the year showing a large spike. While the 6.2 gigawatts of solar capacity installed last year were impressive, and the 1,361 MW of PV installed in the third quarter of this year weren’t bad either, GTM Research predicts that the fourth quarter of 2015 alone will see over 3 gigawatts of new capacity installed, bringing 2015 to a close around 7.4 GW. That’s 19% year-on-year growth! And with the big increase that is also predicted for 2016, the US should end up with about 41 GW of solar capacity, almost double what it had not so long ago, as you can see in the graph below:

Source: 2015 is shaping up to be the best year ever for U.S. solar power! : TreeHugger

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