THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT SOLAR
7 Stats About Solar Energy That Will Blow You Away; Do you know which state has the cheapest solar energy?
Justin Loiseau, November 11, 2015 (The Motley Fool)
“Solar energy is here to stay, but…[i]nvestors need to know their basic solar stats to tell the stocks that could soar from those that could stumble…Here are seven…[1-] North Carolina is constructing more utility-scale solar than California…[2-The 30%] federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC)…[will revert to 10% and zero] at the end of 2016…[3-] In the first half of 2015, 40% of all new electricity generating capacity came from solar…[4-Average] installed PV system prices fell 6% from 2013 to 2014, and have dropped around 53% from 2010 to 2014…[5-] Utility-scale solar projects are grabbing a lot of attention…[but in] 2014, residential installations broke the 1,000 MW mark, hitting 1,200 MW of rooftop solar systems. It's enjoyed greater than 50% annual growth for the past three years, and is ramping up faster…than utility-scale or commercial solar…[6-California has one solar] system for every 130 people…[In second, Arizona has 17% of California's…[7-] Solar is cheapest in Maine…[and South Carolina has the highest installed cost]…” click here for more