American Businesses Installing More Solar Than Ever

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Last week the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released a reporthighlighting the rapid growth in the use of solar energy by American businesses.  According to the study, the top corporate solar users now operate 1,686 solar systems producing 907 MW of electricity, enough to power more than 158,000 homes.  Solar energy use by these top companies has skyrocketed 183 percent over the last four years, and solar installations have increased 59 percent in the last year alone.  Solar represents a sustainable and cost-effective investment for US companies as commercial solar prices have dropped by nearly 30 percent in three years and are at their lowest point ever.  Overall, installed solar capacity in the U.S. has increased thirtyfold since 2006 and could power 5.5 million households by the end of 2015.

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Jan Deliz