Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is an educational nonprofit working to facilitate the electric power industry’s smart transition to a clean and modern energy future through education, research, standards and collaboration.

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2019 Utility Solar Market Snapshot

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In 2018 the solar market grew by 20.1% in total capacity, with explosive growth in emerging markets. SEPA’s Utility Survey, representing 74% of all customer accounts, provides the data for this annual must-read report, giving insight into the national market, industry trends, and regulation.

Key Findings:

  • In 2018 the solar market grew by 20.1% in total capacity
  • Florida and Texas, as well as other emerging markets, saw tremendous growth
  • Utility-supply capacity flourished compared to other markets
  • 20 states and the District of Columbia now have community solar policies

What’s in the Report

  • US solar rankings and deployment data by utility type and market segment
  • Net metering updates and PURPA developments
  • Trends in customer choice and utility programs including community solar, green tariffs, and solar incentive programs
  • Analysis of flexible solar through a discussion of solar paired with other technologies

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Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is an educational nonprofit working to facilitate the electric power industry’s smart transition to a clean and modern energy future through education, research, standards and collaboration.

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Matt Chester on Sep 10, 2019 9:54 pm GMT

In 2018 the solar market grew by 20.1% in total capacity

This is pretty encouraging given the uncertainty that was created with tariffs, trade wars, etc. Do you provide insights into what those numbers might have looked like without those factors?

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