Full Title: U.S. Solar Market Insight Report: 2014 Year in Review, Executive Summary
Author(s): Shayle Kann, MJ Shiao, Cory Honeyman, Nicole Litvak, Jade Jones, Leandra Cooper, Tom Kimbis, Justin Baca, Shawn Rumery, & Aaron Holm
Publisher(s): GTM Research & Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Publication Date: March 1, 2015
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Solar energy posted another banner year in the U.S. in 2014. Photovoltaic (PV) installations reached 6,201 MWdc, up 30% over 2013 and more than 12 times the amount installed five years earlier. By the end of the year, a cumulative total of 18.3 GWdc of solar PV and another 2.2 GWac of concentrating solar power (CSP) were operating in the U.S. Over 600,000 homes and businesses now have on-site solar (nearly 200,000 of these installations were completed in 2014), and six states are home to more than 500 MWdc each of operating solar capacity.