By Dan Breen, USA Today The solar industry is one of the hottest sectors of the American economy.
It’s not just because it produces a ton of electricity, but because it’s a clean source of power.
The US now generates about 5% of the world’s solar energy, and many other countries have taken advantage of the growing market.
However, many Americans, especially those in the Northeast, are struggling to afford solar power because of tax credits that go to states that have built or expanded solar projects.
Solar power is cheap compared to conventional energy Sources: New York Times, US Energy Information Administration, US Census Bureau, BloombergSource: US Energy Information Association, US Census Bureau data