Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Solar Set for 60% Growth in North America in 2012

Solarbuzz, a solar market research and analysis company, announced in its latest quarterly report that “sharp reductions in market prices combined with the impact of regional and national policies pushed the North American photovoltaic market to a new quarterly peak with 0.93 GW installed in Q4’11.” The report states that utility-scale photovoltaic solar is set for 60% Growth in North America in 2012.

We are already seeing more utility scale solar projects in North Carolina, one of which is highlighted below.  The company behind many of these solar installations is Southern Energy Management and you can read about their commercial solar projects here.  Chances are there is a large scale solar project near you that would be worthwhile to investigate with your students.

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