Despite all the challenges of 2020, the U.S. solar industry broke several records.
Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report, released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, found that the industry installed a record 19.2 GW of capacity last year.
California, Texas, and Florida were the top three states for annual solar capacity additions for the second straight year.
In 2020, 27 states installed over 100 MW of new solar capacity, a record.
For the second year in a row, solar led all technologies in new U.S. electric-generating capacity added, accounting for 43% in 2020.
The U.S. solar industry also saw its biggest quarterly gain ever in the fourth quarter, adding 8 GW of new capacity.
She said that the forecast shows that by 2030 the equivalent of one in eight American homes will have solar. »