Canada and the United States recorded the largest installs to date, and while legislation and policy changes both enacted and upcoming-indicate radical changes towards Solar’s future, solar energy companies have been valiant of these supposed threats.
To better demonstrate in perspective, the U.S Energy Department estimates that 9.5 gigawatts of solar generating capacity were built in 2016, tripling the amount installed in 2015. These numbers exceed the anticipated 8.0 GW of natural gas capacity, and 6.8 GW of wind capacity added this same year.
The U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects solar capacity to continue growing, anticipating an increase of more than 30 percent in 2017.
While the jury is still out for 2016 install data for Canada, we can say that it has been a good year for the global solar energy industry.
So what does pvbuzz media have in store for 2017?
Here at pvbuzz media, we are planning on a big year with big things ahead.
We plan to continue providing software updates and upgrades to our platform while taking user feedback, market trends, and user friendliness into consideration.
We have engaged plans to expand our team so we can be more focused on providing breaking news stories as they occur, to be much more present on social media and to provide much-needed industry information to help companies complete business transactions, installs, and market quickly, on-time, on the budget, and avoid re-work.
As we plan to expand our Solutions Suite to include Grand Fathering, we encourage brands and industry professionals to contact us to discuss the year ahead.
We say thank you to all our readers, contributors, business associates and clients for making 2016 such an incredible year, that we are grateful and look forward to another successful year ahead.
Happy New Year 2017.