Solar Energy System Installations Are Exploding!

Posted by Solar Expert on March 10, 2014

Solar Energy System Installations Are Exploding

Solar power has gained popularity over the past two years so much, that installations of new panels and systems have outpaced the combined installs of the previous three decades.

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the U.S. has set up more solar energy systems in the last 18 months compared to the number of systems that were installed duringthe previous 30 years.

The year 2013 was particularly productive for solar developers as installations of new solar systems were up to 41% higher than 2012, resulting in 4,751 megawatts of energy.

Ten percent of all new electricity was generated from solar in 2012, which then went up to 29% in 2013.

Aside from natural gas, this alternative energy source is now the second-leading new source of electricity in the country.

In the previous year alone, there were 140,000 individual solar installations in the US, with a total value of $13.7 billion. There are currently more than 445,000 solar systems in operation.

Of all the states, California installed the most solar units in 2013. Half of their total installations ever added happened last year. Texas, which is number 8 in rank when it comes to solar additions in 2013, has enough solar potential to cover the world twice over.

The surge in solar power use has also lowered the price down on new systems, which now cost 15% less than original price in 2012.

Rapid customer adoption, grassroots support, improved financing terms, and public market success, according to SEIA, are factors that contribute to the success of solar power.

In addition substantial Federal income tax incentives are available for both homes and businesses, which will continue to fuel solar's deployment throughout Texas and the rest of the U.S.

Call us at 972-827-7651or click here for a free, no obligation analysis of your property. We'll help you figure out how much a residential solar panel installation can save on your electric bill, and provide you the information you need to determine whether solar is right for you.

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