Solar is the fastest growing source of renewable energy in the U.S. today. Accounting for 50 percent of new generation capacity in 2014 in the U.S., the sleeping giant of solar energy is most decidedly waking. The solar industry currently employs nearly 174,000 Americans and contributes almost $15 billion to the U.S. economy.
The solar success story is not confined to the US. Solar has the potential to become the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050 if policy makers provide an appropriate amount of support, per the International Energy Agency. The world’s cleanest, most available energy source, solar is a win-win for the planet and the global economy.