A new post-election poll shows Americans (still) overwhelmingly support solar, wind, and other clean energies, crossing red-blue political lines. It is obvious from the poll that Americans understand the importance to both the economy and to job creation of leading the world in the clean, renewable energy sector. 75 percent of Trump voters and 86 percent of all US voters "support taking action to accelerate the development and use of clean energy", with almost 60 percent "strongly supporting" the action.
Solar Power in America has gained wide acceptance over the last few years as prices have dropped and solar panel installation has greatly increased. Nine out of Ten Americans (89%) support solar power, regardless of political affiliation, according to a new report. Energy costs and environmental concerns rank highest on the list of reasons for such unprecedented support.
America is celebrating this week a huge milestone in the clean energy sector with the One Millionth solar power installation. This achievement is a product of American ingenuity, hard work, and the power of consumer choice. The US solar industry is employing over 200,000 workers right now and is one of the fastest growing sectors of job creation. Celebrate #MillionSolarStrong
The 2016 US solar energy market forecast is to move up into the number two position in the global league tables, nudging out Japan, and right behind China according to market research. China will continue its position as the world's largest installer of clean solar energy over the next five years as they address their very real mandates of reducing severe air pollution and upgrading electricity grid capacity to service their economy. The US is poised for big growth however in 2016 and in the ensuing five years.
Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich told Bloomberg News that the US solar energy market has never been stronger, despite low oil and fossil fuel prices. The cost of solar energy, and residential solar power systems have been declining, while consumers are demanding cleaner energy solutions for their homes. The combination of lower costs and higher consumer demand has been driving 100% year over year growth in solar adoption.