The Energy Industry Sees the Light at SPI 2016 - Panasonic | A Better Life, A Better World
This year, when the solar industry’s largest annual gathering of manufacturers, installers, contractors and developers convenes in Las Vegas from September 12th through the 15th for Solar Power International (SPI), they’ll do so with a considerable tailwind at their backs. How so? In the U.S., new installed electric generating capacity from solar surpassed that of natural gas for the first time. What’s more, solar now represents 30% of all new electric generating capacity worldwide. And demand for solar continues to grow. While it took 40 years for 27.5 GW of solar energy capacity to be brought online, industry experts expect that capacity to double in as little as five years.