Last year was another in a string of perpetually high-growth years for solar deployment. More than 4.2 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity was installed at more than 140,000 locations in the U.S., bringing total capacity to 10.5 GW at 450,000 sites (Figure 1).
This Snapshot provides an overview of SEPA's 2013 Utility Solar Market Survey. This edition of the Snapshot is presented in an infographic format.
As solar electricity has dropped in cost and become the fastest growing energy resource in the U.S. (with 80% of the total installed solar capacity of 10.5 GW connected to the grid in the past three years), interest in affordable, reliable electric energy storage has intensified.