Greentech Media Inc., associated with SEIA, has released its Q2 market research report for 2016, providing data on what everyone in the solar industry already knew - the solar market is growing! Some quick stats to keep in mind as we move further into Q4:
- 2,051 MW DC was installed in the United States in Q2 2016 - 43% more than Q2 2015
- 42% of roof-mounted PV installs were in California, which is actually the lowest percentage since Q4 2012. Markets in Utah and Texas are growing exponentially and account for larger shares of residential PV
- California installed 969 MW in Q2 2016
California continues to be a forerunner in the booming solar industry, but states like North Carolina, Utah, and Texas are quickly catching up - no surprise since the cost of solar has dramatically reduced and researchers have predicted an upcoming boom in the industry. For more information, the Greentech Q2 Market Research Report can be downloaded at their website.