There has been an increased deployment of solar energy technology across the United States—mainly because it is the cleanest domestic energy source, supports broader national priorities, including national security, economic growth, climate change mitigation, and job creation.
Some 16 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy will be installed this year (2016) alone, that is more than double the record-breaking 7.3 GW installed last year (2015).
This staggering 119 per cent growth in solar energy installations not only exists in the utility industry, but is led by installations in the residential sector.
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