Sustaining the Solar Industry’s     Tremendous Growth             Andrea Luecke     andrea.luecke@solarfound.org      www....
PV Capacity Up 73% Since 2000!                                                   Solar Electric Installations, 2000-2010  ...
Not Just in California Anymore…          956 MW Installed in 2010 (PV & CSP)                                  2,593 MW Cum...
Cost of Installing PV is Rapidly DecreasingNational Weighted                                                             S...
U.S. Solar Jobs Growing at 26%               Estimated Jobs in Top 20 States as Percent of Total Solar Jobs               ...
U.S. Net Exports Total $723m in 2009Source: GTM Research, International Trade Commission
Playing Defense:            Stabilize Market Conditions• Political Attacks on Solar Programs (i.e. DOE Loan Guarantee  Pro...
Playing Defense:   More Public Education is Needed• Combat misperception that green jobs don’t exist  through highest qual...
Thank You!        Andrea Luecke  Acting Executive Directorandrea.luecke@solarfound.orgwww.TheSolarFoundation.org
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Sustaining the Solar Industry’s Tremendous Growth

  1. 1. Sustaining the Solar Industry’s Tremendous Growth Andrea Luecke andrea.luecke@solarfound.org www.TheSolarFoundation.org NDN/New Policy Institute Panel June 27, 2011
  2. 2. PV Capacity Up 73% Since 2000! Solar Electric Installations, 2000-2010 1,200 1,000 Megawattas (MW) 800 CAGR: 73% 600 CSP PV 400 200 CAGR: 82% - 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 $6B Industry with 300% Revenue Growth in Four YearsSource: SEIA/GTM Research – U.S. Solar Market Insight 2010 Year in Review
  3. 3. Not Just in California Anymore… 956 MW Installed in 2010 (PV & CSP) 2,593 MW Cumulative through 2010 (PV & CSP) All Others: 14% North Carolina: All Others: 10% New Mexico: 2% Texas: 2% California: 27% 2% North Carolina: Pennsylvania: 3% 2% New York: 2%New Mexico: 5% Arizona: 4% Pennsylvania: Colorado: 4% 5% California: 51% Florida: 6% Colorado: 6% New Jersey: 14% Arizona: 6% Nevada: 6% Nevada: 6% Florida: 12% New Jersey: 11% Source: SEIA/GTM Research – U.S. Solar Market Insight 2010 Year in Review
  4. 4. Cost of Installing PV is Rapidly DecreasingNational Weighted SunShot Goal = $1/Watt Average System ($0.06 kWh) by 2020 Prices 2010 Source: SEIA/GTM Research – U.S. Solar Market Insight 2010 Year in Review
  5. 5. U.S. Solar Jobs Growing at 26% Estimated Jobs in Top 20 States as Percent of Total Solar Jobs Manufacturing Subsector Creating Jobs at 36%Source: The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2010
  6. 6. U.S. Net Exports Total $723m in 2009Source: GTM Research, International Trade Commission
  7. 7. Playing Defense: Stabilize Market Conditions• Political Attacks on Solar Programs (i.e. DOE Loan Guarantee Program, CA – Prop 23, PA – legislation to reduce RPS requirements, WI- legislation proposing to fulfill RPS from Canadian hydropower, PACE)• Program Cancellation/Unplanned Incentive Reductions (i.e. AZ - Salt River Project & Arizona Public Service Co., CO – Xcel & Black Hills Energy, WI- WE Energies)• Expiring/Sunsetting Incentives (i.e. 1603 Treasury Program, rebate programs in Ohio and Massachusetts)• Program Maturity (i.e. CA – Commercial CSI programs reaching budgetary caps, PA – SREC capacities being reached)
  8. 8. Playing Defense: More Public Education is Needed• Combat misperception that green jobs don’t exist through highest quality research• Combat multi-million dollar misinformation campaigns through myth-busting workshops for local gov’ts – Example: ACCCE spends ~$40M/year on ads promoting “clean coal” and demoting renewables – Example: Oil and gas companies spent ~$154M on lobbying in 2009 (which is 10x the amount spent on lobbying for renewables)• Combat pay-for-play school curricula from coal, oil and gas companies with more balanced energy education – Example: ACF spent $300k to develop coal biased lesson plans in 2009
  9. 9. Thank You! Andrea Luecke Acting Executive Directorandrea.luecke@solarfound.orgwww.TheSolarFoundation.org
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