US solar prepares for biggest quarter in history

Cumulative US PV installed capacity 2007-2016E Source: GTM Research/SEIA

Cumulative US PV installed capacity 2007-2016E
Source: GTM Research/SEIA

Via GTM Research

Today, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) release the Q3 2015 U.S. Solar Market Insight report. This report series is the industry's definitive source for data and analysis on U.S. solar markets, from demand to policy and pricing by state and market segment.

Key findings from the report include:

  • The U.S. installed 1,361 MW of solar PV in Q3 2015, marking the eight consecutive quarter in which the U.S. added more than 1 GW of PV installations.
  • Throughout the first three quarters of 2015, 30% of all new electric generating capacity brought on-line in the U.S. came from solar.
  • As of Q3 2015, more than 50% of all states in the U.S. have more than 50 MW of cumulative solar PV installed. 

Download the free executive summary here.