New Jersey is the nation’s second largest solar market behind California thanks to the state government’s commitment to increase the amount of electricity derived from renewable energy sources over the next decade.
But where are the other leaders in solar energy?
1. California: 47 percent with 971 megawatts
2. New Jersey: 14 percent with 293 MW
3. Colorado: 5 percent with 108 MW
4. Arizona: 5 percent with 101 MW
5. Nevada: 5 percent with 97 MW
6. Florida: 4 percent with 73 MW
7. New York: 3 percent with 54 MW
8. Pennsylvania: 3 percent with 54 MW
9. New Mexico: 2 percent with 45 MW
10. North Carolina: 2 percent with 42 MW
President Obama has announced that two of America’s most established solar companies are set to receive up to $2 billion in loan guarantees in order to further expand the US solar industry.
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Chemical company DuPont said yesterday it expects its sales of materials for the solar photovoltaic industry to grow by more than 50% this year.
Out-performing the rest of the market’s 10% growth rate, DuPont said it had hit its sales target for 2010 a year early.
Now with increased market demand for new solar installations in North America, Europe and parts of Asia, DuPont said it expects sales to exceed $1 billion in 2011.
It has set a new goal to pass the $2 billion sales mark by 2014.