A report by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) indicates that the photovoltaic installations in 2009 rose 40% in the U.S. and this year is expected to reach even double. At present there are 1.25 GW installed PV. The report also says that renewables and energy efficiency generate more than 9 million jobs and over a billion dollars (786 million euros) in revenue in the country.
According to the study of ASES, by 2030, to keep the aggressive policies of developing programs that support the federal government and many states in the field, could be generated 37 million “green” jobs, which means the 17% of the workforce, and more than 4.3 billion dollars (3.3 billion euros) of income.
In 2009, 435 MW PV installed, with over 33,000 installations, a 76% increase over the previous year and four times the amount of solar power installed in 2006.
PV Residential facilities accounted for 36% growth of 2009, a significantly higher percentage of 27% in 2008.
Meanwhile, non-residential photovoltaic installations, including government buildings, military facilities and retail stores, accounted for 49 percent of solar installations in 2009. Unlike 2008, where were the largest growing solar industry in 2009 its growth was flat.
PV systems installed in 2009 were concentrated in five states: California, New Jersey, Florida, Colorado and Arizona. The solar electricity market more than doubled in New Jersey, Florida, Arizona, Massachusetts and Texas, Florida moving from 16th to 3rd for photovoltaic installations. California has the highest PV capacity per capita, 20.8 watts, almost five times the national average is 4.2 watts per capita.