The demand for solar energy in the U.S is at its highest and expected to grow even higher. “The incentives have been going down and solar has still grown,” said Mickey Toro, when interviewed by the Hartford Business Journal. Any decrease of current local incentives has been offset by the extension of federal tax incentives for those who qualify. Congress voted to extend the Federal Tax Incentive of 30% for solar installations that begin before 2020.
“Falling material prices and high electricity costs also increase the demand for solar energy,” said Toro, who plans to hire heavily in the next year.