Gigawatt Power: US Solar Industry Is Booming

American solar deployment is growing at a record rate, with over 1000 megawatts of domestic solar installations in 2011. “The U.S. solar industry is on a roll, with unprecedented growth in 2011,” said Rhone Resch, chief executive of the Solar Energy Industries Association. “Solar is now an economic force in dozens of states, creating jobs across America.” More domestic solar installations were completed in the third quarter of this year than during all of 2009 according to a report by GTM Research.