Friday, May 13th, 2011 12:43 pm
The industry experienced year-over-year growth in 2010 of 67 percent, based on revenue numbers for installed solar systems from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). “We haven’t found any other industry that grew faster,” said SEIA spokesperson Monique Hanis. "We are seeing unprecedented geographic diversity as well. I like to call this my Sweet Sixteen map. Last year, 16 states installed more than 10 MW; that's up from 4 states in 2007. Already, the Mid-Atlantic region is beating California as the largest market in the U.S. for PV installations,” she said.
The U.S. solar industry also is poised for more growth in the coming years. The Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. will have need for more than 3 gigawatts of new photovoltaics by 2015. That's enough solar to power more than half a million homes. And that’s just one region of the country. “Right now, there’s a total of 23 gigawatts of solar projects across the U.S.,” Hanis said. Over the next four years, the majority of the growth will occur in the southwest as huge utility-scale projects come online, according to Hanis.
Monday, May 9th, 2011 8:17 pm
San Diego, CA, May 10, 2011. Solare Energy is now sixth among solar installers in San Diego. Recently released data by the California Solar Initiative places Solare Energy as the sixth largest in volume for residential solar panel installation in San Diego County for the first quarter of 2011. Solare Energy leaped to the sixth largest from being the eighteenth largest in 2010 among the 250 solar installers in San Diego County.
“Solare Energy continues to gain market share among solar installers in San Diego by offering customers more attractive solutions,” said Jose Luis Contreras, President of Solare Energy. The company combines solar panel installation with other energy saving measures that allow customers to eliminate their electric utility bills at a lower upfront investment.
Solare Energy also differentiates itself from solar installers in San Diego by employing a highly professional and knowledgeable sales force. “Our sales staff is comprised of highly trained and certified energy auditors that design optimal solutions for each home and present them in a highly professional manner,” said John Davis, VP of Sales and Energy Assessments. “Customers recognize that we have the most knowledgeable and trustworthy sales staff, and that is the main reason they are choosing us at an increased rate to install their solar system.”
Customers of Solare Energy often get their solar energy systems with no money down. The company offers a complete suite of financing options, including home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, unsecured loans, leases, and purchase power agreements. In most cases, the monthly utility bill savings will cover the financing payments and still leave additional savings for homeowners.
About Solare Energy
Established in 1989, Solare Energy is one of the largest installers of solar panels and energy efficiency systems in San Diego County. Solare Energy has unmatched contracting experience in the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV), solar water heating, solar pool heating, lighting, air sealing, duct sealing, heating, air conditioning, and pool pump systems. The company has a B (General) and C-10 (Electrical) contractor license #941109. For more information about Solare Energy, please visit www.SolareEnergy.com or call 800-411-SOLAR.