According to a new study, the latest hot trend is solar energy! The U.S. solar industry had a record- breaking year in 2015 with 7.3 gigawatts of new solar systems installed. That’s a 17 percent increase from 2014, and the largest total ever.

The study, which was conducted by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, found solar energy made up 29.5 percent of all new electric generating capacity in 2015. Residential solar systems saw the biggest gains, spiking 66 percent from the previous year.

Approximately 15 percent of all solar panels installed in the U.S. were created by Trina Solar. Trina will continue to propel the growth of renewable clean energies as the world’s leading manufacturer of solar systems. Check back soon for more news from Trina.

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