2019 Utility Solar Market Snapshot
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2019 Utility Solar Market Snapshot

  • Solar deployment data for utility-supply, non-residential, and residential customer classes
  • Interconnection data from over 500 US electric utilities (74% of all customer accounts)
  • In-depth analysis of investor-owned, public power, and electric cooperative utilities

Interconnected Solar is Healthy and Expanding

In 2018 the solar market grew by 20.1% in total capacity, with explosive growth in emerging markets. SEPA’s Utility Survey, representing 74% of all customer accounts, provides the data for this annual must-read report, giving insight into the national market, industry trends, and regulation.

2018 ANNUAL SOLAR CAPACITY (MW-AC)


Key Findings:

  • In 2018 the solar market grew by 20.1% in total capacity
  • Florida and Texas, as well as other emerging markets, saw tremendous growth
  • Utility-supply capacity flourished compared to other markets
  • 20 states and the District of Columbia now have community solar policies

What’s in the Report

  • US solar rankings and deployment data by utility type and market segment
  • Net metering updates and PURPA developments
  • Trends in customer choice and utility programs including community solar, green tariffs, and solar incentive programs
  • Analysis of flexible solar through a discussion of solar paired with other technologies

2019 Utility Solar Market Snapshot

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