SEIA recently released its 2009 Year-in-Review, one of the most important documents that SEIA releases annually. The Year-in-Review is an important report on the health of the solar energy industry. Some highlights from the report:
- Overall U.S. solar electric capacity, including both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power installations, increased by 37 percent.
- Residential PV doubled in 2009.
- The solar industry contributed to the overall economy by adding 17,000 new jobs from coast to coast and employs 46,000 U.S. workers.
- Venture capitalists invested more in solar technologies than any other clean technology in 2009, with an estimated $1.4 billion compared to a total U.S. volume of roughly $4 billion.
The Year-in-Review can be downloaded here.