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Accession Number PB2013-101791
Title Solar Photovoltaic Cell/Module Shipments Report, 2011.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 36p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) industry continued its strong growth in 2011, despite the obstacles of an increasingly tough price-competitive marketplace, bankruptcies, and closings of several solar manufacturers. Total shipments of PV modules in 2011 hit a record high, increasing from 2,644,498 peak kilowatts (kWdc peak) in 2010 to 3,772,075 peak kilowatts. This represents a nearly 43-percent increase from 2010. Growth was spurred, in part, by declining PV cell and module prices caused by competitive pressures. The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), and the 1603 Treasury Program in particular, which was set to expire on December 31, 2011, also supported this growth. Consequently, the solar industry rushed to construct projects by the end of 2011 as the deadline for the grant program drew near.
Keywords Competition
Photovoltaic power supplies
Solar cells
Tax credits

Source Agency Energy Information Administration
NTIS Subject Category 97N - Solar Energy
97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
Corporate Author Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Independent Statistics and Analysis.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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