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Title: U.S. Solar Market Trends

Abstract

Grid-connected photovoltaic installations grew by 40% in 2009 compared with installations in 2008. California and New Jersey have the largest markets. Growth occurred in the residential and utility markets, but non-residential customer-sited installations did not change compared with the installations in 2008. Two small solar thermal electric plants were connected to the grid in 2009 with a combined capacity of 7 MW. The future prospects for solar thermal electric plants look bright, although developers are not expected to complete any new large plants until at least 2011. Solar water heating and solar space heating annual installations grew by 40% in 2008 compared with 2007. Hawaii, California, Puerto Rico, and Florida dominate this market. Solar pool heating annual installation capacity fell by 1% in 2008 following a dramatic decline of 15% in solar pool heating capacity in 2007 compared with 2006. Florida and California are the largest markets for solar pool heating. The economic decline in the real estate markets in Florida and California likely led to the decrease in pool installations and thus the dramatic decline in capacity installed of solar pool systems in 2007.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Sherwood Associates, Boulder, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Sherwood Associates, Boulder, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE EE Office of Solar Energy Technology (EE-2A)
OSTI Identifier:
1023809
Report Number(s):
IREC401-006
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-05NT42401
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Solar 2010 Conference, Phoenix, AZ (United States), May 2010
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; solar installations, market and state trends

Citation Formats

Sherwood, Larry. U.S. Solar Market Trends. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Sherwood, Larry. U.S. Solar Market Trends. United States.
Sherwood, Larry. Sat . "U.S. Solar Market Trends". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1023809.
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title = {U.S. Solar Market Trends},
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abstractNote = {Grid-connected photovoltaic installations grew by 40% in 2009 compared with installations in 2008. California and New Jersey have the largest markets. Growth occurred in the residential and utility markets, but non-residential customer-sited installations did not change compared with the installations in 2008. Two small solar thermal electric plants were connected to the grid in 2009 with a combined capacity of 7 MW. The future prospects for solar thermal electric plants look bright, although developers are not expected to complete any new large plants until at least 2011. Solar water heating and solar space heating annual installations grew by 40% in 2008 compared with 2007. Hawaii, California, Puerto Rico, and Florida dominate this market. Solar pool heating annual installation capacity fell by 1% in 2008 following a dramatic decline of 15% in solar pool heating capacity in 2007 compared with 2006. Florida and California are the largest markets for solar pool heating. The economic decline in the real estate markets in Florida and California likely led to the decrease in pool installations and thus the dramatic decline in capacity installed of solar pool systems in 2007.},
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