Now 5 Million Solar Installations Across USA, 5× More Than In 2016

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Now 5 Million Solar Installations Across USA, 5× More Than In 2016

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The U.S. solar power industry, particularly the rooftop arm of the industry, is going through a bit of a tough time at the moment. The country’s biggest solar market — by far — is California, and the industry there has been hit quite hard by the huge solar policy downgrade to “Net Metering 3.0.”

Nonetheless, there’s a lot to celebrate when it comes to solar power progress in the United States. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) recently reported that the country has passed 5 million solar installations. Five million!

Perhaps more interesting and telling — this is a 5× increase from the 1 million solar installations the country had reached in 2016. Solar power has been growing fast in the country. Can we double that 5 million in another 8 years? Can we double it quicker — by 2030, for example? SEIA seems to think that we can indeed double the number before 2030.

“Today 7% of homes in America have solar, and this number will grow to over 15% of U.S. homes by 2030,” says SEIA president and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper.

SEIA expects total solar installations to not only double to 10 million by 2030, but the organization also expects them to triple to 15 million by 2034. That increase from 5 million to 10 million would thus come in about 6 years while the increase from 10 million to 15 million (also a 5-million-installation increase) would take about 4 years. So, despite Net Metering 3.0, SEIA expects solar power growth to actually increase.




Solar rocks! The future is solar and that is a fact. Renewables are taking over in all red states.
 
Now 5 Million Solar Installations Across USA, 5× More Than In 2016

11 hours ago





Solar rocks! The future is solar and that is a fact. Renewables are taking over in all red states.


And do you have any idea how much pollution that caused in third world countries with zero environmental regulations? Theres some good, but its not ALL good. If any of that ends up in landfills it also becomes toxic pollution.

There should be no rush to double anything until clean up policies of discarded panels and environmental concerns from mining are all solved.
 
Now 5 Million Solar Installations Across USA, 5× More Than In 2016

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Solar rocks! The future is solar and that is a fact. Renewables are taking over in all red states.
but with everyone going solar how much is that taking out of the sun?....its going to burn out....
 
5 million solar installations across the USA that produce less than 1% of the electricity that 90 nuclear installations produce?

And solar produces that trickle of electricity at a cost of 100,000% more!
 
5 million solar installations across the USA that produce less than 1% of the electricity that 90 nuclear installations produce?

And solar produces that trickle of electricity at a cost of 100,000% more!
Solar hot water is very popular in Hawaii and Israel...and that should reduce your utility bill by 25-30%.
 

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