National_PV_Map_Letter2Solar energy can work just about anywhere.  Most of the United States, has a better solar resource – i.e., receives more solar radiation – than Germany, which is the world’s largest solar market.  Smart policies and proper system design are the two most important factors for determining whether a solar installation will make economic sense.

Moreover, solar energy is available when the power is needed most in the energy market – at peak demand times on hot summer days.