Solar Market United States

The U.S. solar market is very diverse, with PV capacity and regulations varying strongly depending on state. Though among the worlds largest solar nations it only produced 79 W per capita from PV in 2015.

PV capacity


Total installed PV capacity (domestic + commercial, 2015):

25,620 MW (13.1% of global capacity, ranked 4th *)


PV capacity added in 2015:

7,300 MW (16.7% of global added capacity, ranked 3rd *)


PV per capita in 2015:

79 W


* Source: Snapshot of Global Photovoltaics market - Report IEA PVPS T1-29:2016


PV on commercial buildings


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