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A Good Visualization of the U.S. PV Markets

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created an excellent historical visualization of solar installations in the U.S.¬†from year 2001 to present. Clearly illustrates the impact of state subsidies and why California is the 4th largest PV market globally. This picture may change to more of a national market in the near future with less dependence on state subsidies as PV module, balance of systems and installations continue the steep cost decline. A U.S. market dependent on only federal solar subsidies may be just around the corner based on the manufactured cost forecasts contained in Photon Consulting latest report, “The True Cost of Solar, A Race to $1W”

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