State of Solar Power Energy
Delivered January 17, 2020. Contributor: Joseph M.
To find information on the current state of the solar power energy industry and how the Linux Foundation has grown its media reputation.
Solar Power Energy Industry
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar energy in the
United States is booming.
SEIA estimates that in the last decade, the solar energy industry has experienced an average annual growth rate of
Solar energy installations surged
in 2006 ahead of the potential expiration of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). However, an extension in late 2015 created
federal policy stability
In 2019, the yearly installed solar capacity (
) in the United States was a total of around
The installed solar capacity is divided into
residential PV, non-residential PV
, utility PV, and utility CSP. The highest number of installations in 2019 was
in utility PV.
More than 242,000 Americans work in the solar sector. This number is more than 50% to that of 2012.
In 2018, the United States solar industry generated a
investment in the American economy.
The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a company that "supports the creation of
sustainable open source ecosystems
by providing financial and intellectual resources, infrastructure, services, events, and training."
The organization has spent an estimated
as cost for hosting
more than 100
of the world's leading projects.
Additionally, more than
attend the events of the organization. These technologists come from more than
open source professionals have enrolled in the
free open source training courses
offered by the Linux Foundation.
Only the project owner can select the next research path.
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