Thursday, March 31, 2011
The American solar energy industry installed enough new solar electric capacity to power almost 200,000 homes. This more than doubles the record year in 2009. In addition, more than 65,000 solar water and pool heating systems were installed across the country in 2010. All told, the industry grew by 67 percent from $3.6 billion in 2009 to $6 billion in 2010.