Analysis on the rising range of American photovolt

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The third quarter of 2012 marked the third largest growth in the history of the U.S. photovoltaic industry. In the first three quarters of this year, the total installed capacity reached 1992mw, exceeding the annual total installed capacity of 1885mw in 2011. SEIA and gtmrresearch predict that in 2012, the solar energy installation will increase by as much as 70%, reaching a record of 3.2gw, enough to supply the power demand of more than 500000 ordinary American households

the residential PV sector will continue to be the most stable growth field in the U.S. solar energy market, with the installation volume breaking the quarterly record and exceeding 1,18mw, an increase of more than 12% over the second quarter of 2012

the average price of the national housing system fell year-on-year, from $5.45 per watt to $5.21 per watt, while the average price of non residential houses fell by $0.15 per watt to $4.18

the growth of the commercial market was mainly led by California and Massachusetts, with an increase of 24% over the second quarter of 2012, reaching 257mw

the average price of the public sector system is currently $2.40 per watt, which is still the part with the largest price reduction in the three market areas, down 30% since the third quarter of last year

in this quarter, California, Arizona, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Nevada ranked among the states with installed capacity. According to GTM and SEIA reports, since September 30, the total cumulative installed solar power capacity of life-long protection services has been ranked as California, New Jersey, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado

the experimental data on the impact of installation volume in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania increased by no less than 5MW compared with the previous quarter

in addition, the US Department of the interior completed the environmental impact assessment (PEIs) of large-scale solar energy development in six western states in October, which should bring further growth next year. The six states include Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah

the plan aims to encourage the development of solar energy on public land and provide a blueprint for public facility level solar projects. For the currently developed solar energy zone, the existing or planned transmission, development subsidies and processes of these zones will be used, and additional zones and solar energy projects will be considered

Massachusetts, which ranks behind Maryland, has the largest synchronous growth compared with the previous quarter, with an increase of 25MW to 40mW in this quarter compared with the second quarter of 2012. In the third quarter of 2012, all installation projects in Massachusetts were from the commercial and residential sectors, driven by the expansion of net measurement subsidies and the inward remittance of retailers across the country, who provided leasing and other innovative "third-party" ownership models

gtm and SEIA research teams predict that for owners, the third-party leased photovoltaic system will continue to be a hot spot in the market in 2013 and beyond. In the residential PV market in Arizona, Colorado, California and Massachusetts, third-party systems accounted for 57% to 91% of the total residential system installations in the quarter

the report released by the interstate Renewable Energy Council in September attributed the 33% increase in public facility level projects in California to the state's renewable energy portfolio standards by 2020. According to the report, in 2011, 626mw, equivalent to 90% of public sector installation projects, was located in states under the renewable energy portfolio standard

rhoneresch, President and CEO of SEIA, said: "The record residential growth in this quarter shows the innovative power of the U.S. solar industry. Given the continuous decline in costs and new financing options, more families, businesses, the public sector and the military can afford solar energy today. Thanks to wise long-term policies, the solar industry can continue to develop, meet the challenges of returning Americans to work, and help develop our national economy and our clean energy investment Portfolio. "

at present, the photovoltaic operation of 271000 installation projects in the United States has accumulated to 5.9gw. In addition to the concentrating solar thermal equipment, the installed capacity of solar power in the United States is more than 6.4gw, which is enough to meet the power of more than onemillion ordinary families in the United States and reach the needs of users' operators to operate equipment and service production independently

next year, the Ivanpah project of brightsourceenergy in California, which is progressing as planned, will add 392mw to the total installed capacity. Meanwhile, BrightSource's 200MW Sonoran west project has recently been unanimously approved by the California Public Utilities Commission

abengoa's Solana 280mW power station in Arizona has completed more than 75% and is expected to be connected in the summer of 2013. Solarreserve continues to discuss power purchase agreements with tri state and Xcel for its 200MW savoch project in Colorado

shaylekann, vice president of GTM research, said: "although the U.S. photovoltaic market grew significantly in the third quarter of 2012, it is only the beginning of our expected growth in the fourth quarter."

"we expect that with the support of developers, the PV installation volume will exceed 1.2gw in the next quarter. These developers are pushing the public and commercial sectors to complete their tasks before the end of the year deadline. We also expect that as the third-party residential installers gain more traction in the mature and cost-effective market, we will see the installation volume in the residential PV market reach a new high in the fourth quarter." Zhonghua glass () Department

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