Solar just had its best first quarter ever, installing 723 megawatts or nearly half of all capacity installed in the USA in the period. Today, solar capacity is nearing 9,000 megawatts and is on its way to another record year, during which 4,000 to 5,000 megawatts will be installed. All that new solar capacity will produce electricity the equivalent to about 1 new 800 megawatt nuclear plant. A big deal indeed!
But the best is ahead. As Forbes reports, by 2016, solar will install in one year approximately 9,000 megawatts. That will produce an amount of electricity equal to about 2 new 800 megawatt nukes.
Solar is scaling rapidly and from an already significant base. The solar revolution is now unstoppable.