Solar Industry to Release Analysis Showing Record-breaking Growth for Fourth Quarter and Year

Quarterly Solar Market Insight report to be released March 14 by SEIA and GTM Research

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Record-breaking statistics on solar industry installations and growth for the fourth quarter of 2011 and the full year will be released on Wednesday, March 14 by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research in the Solar Market Insight: 2011 Year in Review report.

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA, will describe a historic year in the American solar industry on a media conference call at 12 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 14. Resch will present analysis of what the new data means for the development of renewable energy in the U.S., the broader energy sector, America's energy security and economy, and American jobs.

Additionally, Shayle Kann, Managing Director, Solar of GTM Research, will provide in-depth analysis on the report's findings with a look at market trends, state rankings for solar deployment and what to expect for the U.S. market in 2012.

Media participants must RSVP for the conference call (information below). All registered participants will receive a digital copy of the summary information ahead of the call.

Who/What: Media conference call with SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch and Shayle Kann, Managing Director, Solar for GTM Research, releasing the solar industry's fourth quarter and 2011-year-end statistics on solar installations and average installed price of photovoltaic solar.

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

12 – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Call (800) 434-1335; passcode: 284549 #.

RSVP to Jim Luetkemeyer or Jared Blanton to participate.

About SEIA:

Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,100 member companies to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

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