It only takes the sun 75 minutes to send the world the same energy we currently consume in a year!
In 2013 solar energy saw a 41% increase in national installation levels. Solar accounted for 29% of all new electricity generation. This made solar the second largest source of new electricity generating capacity behind natural gas.*
Pennsylvania ranks 11th nationally with 235 MW of installed solar energy capacity, enough to power 25,800 homes.*
The average installed residential and commercial photovoltaic system prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 34% in the last year.*
*From Solar Energy Industries Association
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California and Arizona are obvious national leaders in installed solar capacity, but Pittsburgh has the same energy potential from the sun as New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York, all ranked within the top ten of installed total solar capacity.