The Smart Electric Power Alliance’s (SEPA) recently released 2015 Solar Market Snapshot reports that total U.S. solar capacity reached 22.5 gigawatts AC (more than 25 gigawatts DC) last year. The amount of solar on residential rooftops across the country increased 50 percent, and the number of residential solar projects made up 97 percent of installations. However, utility-owned solar projects continue to deliver the most capacity — nearly 3,500 megawatts AC in 2015, compared to 1,800 megawatts AC for residential.
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.