Solar's Record Year

A new report shows that solar panel installation has increased to record levels in 2010. Throughout the first half of 2010, 339 megawatts of grid-connected solar capacity were installed.

GOOD points to a map that breaks down the installations by state. Though the map from Solar Energy Industries Association only shows installed solar panels and not other types of concentrated solar plants, the amount of solar installed so far this year is already a record.

"[Y]ou can see that California and New Jersey are leading the way. To put those circles in perspective, 120 megawatts-roughly the amount installed in California-is enough energy to power 60,000 homes."

Full Story: It's Been a "Record Year" for Solar Power

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