Last newsletter, we highlighted the record breaking US solar market. Now the global market is taking the center stage. In 2016, the global PV market saw a 50% increase in installed solar from the year before. An astonishing 75 Gigawatts of solar capacity was installed around the globe, with the lion’s share of that installed in China and North America. To give some perspective, 75 GW is enough to power 15,000,000 homes. The record breaking year of 2016 brings total global solar capacity to 303 GW. More information and details from the International Energy Agency (IEA) report found here.
Richard is the newest member of our team. He has 33 years experience in the general contracting business building projects such as restaurants, wineries, hotels, movie theaters and custom houses. Richard’s first role with Spectrum was as project manager on the 3.67 MW Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve (SMER) which will bring power to the cities of Lake Elsinore and Temecula. Richard now runs our Southern California office based in Temecula, and he has been working with wineries, car dealerships, golf courses and other commercial entities to bring them affordable, reliable and clean solar power.