Market For Solar Energy In The U.S. In 2010

In 2010, the market for solar power in the U.S., including the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems and concentrated solar power (CSP), may exceed 1GVt first time, the report said us Solar Market Insight. The report, jointly published by the Association for Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the company gtm Research, reports that in 2010 the U.S. will be installed 944 mw of stations (including 866 mw of pv and 79 mw CSP). Thus, the growth of the market, compared with the previous year, when it produced 441 megawatts, is 14%. 'In the first half of the sector solar power plants grown beyond expectations as a result of falling prices, government support and improving the financial situation '- said Shale Cannes (Shayle Kann) of the gtm Research.

'Despite the ongoing macro-economic crisis in Gaza U.S. solar energy will be a banner year as the number of plants and in production. " According to the optimistic forecast of growth of the sector will amount to 1.13 gw, or 156% compared with 2009, while the second half of 2010 will be more successful thanks to one of the first major project in the field of csp, a number of industrial projects PV-installations, as well as the positive dynamics of the private and commercial sectors. In the first half of 2010, California was the leader among other states in terms of new installed capacity – 12 mw. It was followed New Jersey, Arizona and Florida.

In total, during the first 6 months of 2010 had installed 341 mw of generating stations. The report also marked growth of the solar thermal energy (heat energy). In this segment, growth continues in its sixth year, and in 2010 it is estimated at 16%, while the area of stations at the end of the year to reach 3 million square feet. ft. (vs. 2.6 million square meters. feet a year earlier). is the market leader in terms of installed hot water systems using solar energy. Behind him followed by Puerto Rico and California. Market volume installations for heating water in pools for Solar energy will grow by 7% to about 11 million square feet. m Information-analytical agency Cleandex