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Katherine Gensler | GW Solar Symposium 2013


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Katherine Gensler, Director of Government Affairs at The Solar Energy Industries Association presented "2012 Year-in-Review" at the GW Solar Institute's 5th Annual Symposium on April 23, 2013

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Katherine Gensler | GW Solar Symposium 2013

  1. 1. © 2012 SEIA© 2012 SEIAExcerpts from the2012 Year-In-ReviewSolar Market Insight ReportKatherine GenslerDirector of Government Affairs
  2. 2. © 2012 SEIASolar in America: Strong and Getting Stronger• 119,000 American workers in solar – double the number in2009 – at 5,600 companies across the country• One of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy – 2012installations grew 76% over 2011• Q4 2012 was the largest quarter on record, with 1,300 MWinstalled. Q4 PV installations grew 64% year-over-year• Over 7,700 MW of installed solar electric capacity, enough topower 1,200,000 average American homes
  3. 3. © 2012 SEIAU.S. Solar Business Locations
  4. 4. © 2012 SEIASolar Continues to Boom- 3,313 MW Installed in 2012• Record Q4 with 1,300 MW deployed
  5. 5. © 2012 SEIARecord Quarter for Utility and ResidentialMarkets
  6. 6. © 2012 SEIASolar More Affordable Than Ever• Average system prices declined 27% over the past year
  7. 7. © 2012 SEIASignificant CSP Poised To Come Online in 2013• The current CSP pipeline contains 2,700 MW of projects withsigned PPAs
  8. 8. © 2012 SEIASEIA’s 10 GW Goal Within Reach• SEIA’s goal of 10 GW annually by 2015 isachievable, but additional policies are needed,including:– Policies to support financing of solar projects– Removal of barriers to solar deployment– Development of alternative financing mechanisms– Interconnection Standards– Efficient Permitting Processes