Solar markets are booming in the United States due to rising energy prices strong consumer demand and financial incentives from the federal government states and utilities. Over 62000 new solar thermal and solar electric installations were completed in 2008 an increase of 16% compared with 2007. The majority of market share for each solar technology is concentrated in a few states. This report discusses the market trends in solar photovoltaic solar thermal and solar thermal electric.

Interstate Renewable Energy Council

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