The U.S. solar market more than doubled in the past year, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association. The solar industry added a total of 477MW of utility-scale installations, which helped to make this one of the best quarters ever for the U.S. solar market. Greentech Media reports:
The report finds that U.S. solar achieved its second-best quarter in history, having installed 742 megawatts of solar power, and the best quarter on record for the utility market segment. […] Eight states posted utility installations of 10 megawatts or greater: California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Mexico, and New Jersey. In total, the U.S. now has 5,700 megawatts of installed solar capacity, enough to power more than 940,000 households.