We're Proud to Have Played a Part in #MillionSolarStrong

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This week, the U.S. hit a new solar milestone, topping 1,000,000 solar installations nationwide. 

To help put that number in perspective, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the GW Solar Institute put together an informative factbook on what 1,000,000 solar systems means for the U.S. economy. Some key highlights from the report:

  • One million solar systems is the energy equivalent of powering Pennsylvania or about 6,000,000 U.S. homes

  • It's enough solar to cover every rooftop in New Mexico

  • Installation costs have dropped by more than 70 percent in the past decade 

  • The U.S. solar industry now employs more than 200,000 workers

  • Nearly 57,000 businesses and non-profit organizations have now installed solar systems

Direct Energy Business is proud to have played a role in helping surpass the major milestone. In 2015, commercial installations topped one gigawatt for the fourth consecutive year thanks to a number of innovative commercial solar projects. Last July, we unveiled a groundbreaking 1.2 megawatt rooftop solar project with H-E-B and SolarCity in Weslaco, Texas. 

More recently, we announced an innovative 13.6 megawatt remote solar project with Johns Hopkins University and a new plan to install solar power systems at Whole Foods Market locations across the United States. 

Interested in becoming part of the trend? Learn how solar power can potentially benefit your business.

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