Missouri among fastest-growing solar markets

Missouri ranks as the 11th fastest-growing state for solar photovoltaics (PV) installations, according to an annual report published by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

The state installed 73 megawatts (MW) of solar electric capacity in 2014, just behind New Mexico (10th on the list with 88 MW installed) and ahead of Maryland (12th on the list with 73 MW installed).

Nearly $190 million was invested in solar installations in the state last year, up 63 percent over 2013, thanks to several local solar projects, including a 5.7 MW O’Fallon Renewable Energy Center by MC Industrial, a project that generates enough electric capacity to power more than 600 homes, and a 25 kilowatt solar capacity system in Bridgeton by Anheuser-Busch.

[St. Louis Business Journal]