Solar energy is a resource that is not only sustainable for energy consumption, it is indefinitely renewable with relatively simple technology and like all clean energy helps offset two of the most damaging effects of traditional (or fossil fuel) sources of generation; air pollution and depletion of our natural resources. With nearly 1.4 GW of solar installations operating or in construction, EDF Renewables stands as one of the most reputable full-service renewable energy companies in the North America.
Our Grid-Scale Power team not only develops projects for our customers, but provides a full-service solution to take your project from the concept stage through design, permitting, construction, and on to full operation. Additionally, we manage the physical assets over the life of the project. Once a solar project reaches commercial operation, our Asset Optimization team ensures its long-term profitability.
EDF Renewables experience coupled with our industry relationships means we can deliver our customers the most comprehensive clean energy plan to meet your clean energy goals.
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Solar as an Economic Engine
Nearly 250,000 Americans work in solar - more than double the number in 2012 - at more than 9,000 companies in every U.S. state.
Growth in Solar is led by Falling Prices
The cost to install solar has dropped by more than 70% since 2010, leading the industry to expand into new markets and deploy thousands of systems nationwide. However, over the second half of 2017 we’ve seen slight upticks in system prices due to increases in module costs caused by the section 201 trade case.
The U.S Solar Industry is a 50 State Market
While California has traditionally dominated the U.S. solar market, other markets are continuing to expand, including Minnesota, South Carolina, Florida and Texas. In 2017, installations in states outside the top 10 constituted a record 28% of the total market. As the price of solar continues to fall, new state entrants will grab an increasingly larger share of the national market.
Utility-Scale Solar Pipeline
In 2017, 59% of all solar capacity installed was utility-scale, and this segment should account for close to two-thirds of all solar capacity again through 2021. Procurement for new utility-scale projects slowed over the second half of 2017 due to uncertainty surrounding the Section 201 trade case, but the contracted pipeline is expected to increase in 2018 as developers look to build out projects ahead of Investment Tax Credit declines.