US Surpasses 2 Million Solar Installations as Industry Looks to 'Dominate' the 2020s

The first million solar panels took 40 years to install. The next million took 3 years. The solar market's rapid growth has "reshaped the energy conversation in this country," says Abigail Ross-Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association. A $17bn industry today, estimates have the industry doubling again in 5 years time as solar "becomes the dominant new form of energy generation." Not bad for an industry that barely existed 10 years ago to one that now employs over 300,000 people (and growing 15% a year).


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