A first quarter 2014 report from the Solar Energy Industries Association indicates that solar power is growing fast in the U.S.

Some of the SEIA’s findings include the following:

  • 74 percent of all new electricity generation installed in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2014 was solar. That represents 1,330 MW of solar photovoltaic panels installed, a 79 percent increase over a year ago.
  • While most of the solar installations were utility-scale projects, about a quarter were rooftop solar arrays.
  • More than a third of the first quarter residential solar installations didn’t receive any state or local incentives—for the first time ever.
  • School, government, and nonprofit PV installations added more than 100 MW for the second straight quarter.

The SEIA is forecasting that PV installations will reach 6.6 GW in 2014, up 39 percent over 2013 and nearly double the market size in 2012.

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