In the first quarter of 2019, the United States installed 2.7 gigawatts of solar-photovoltaic cells. This is a record number of installations, the most in the first quarter of any year, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
States are making it easier to install solar equipment as they provide incentives, rebates and approve solar farms with use permits.
Installing solar equipment is mandated by California. Every home built after 2020 is required to have a photovoltaic (PV) system. There is expected to be a 15–30% year-over-year increase for residential solar power. (Full Article)
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