Residential solar installations reach all-time high of 31,000 in 3rd Quarter of 2013

While Germany is still in the lead when it comes to solar installations, the U.S. is fast approaching. GigaOm’s Katie Fehrenbacher reports that in the third quarter of 2013, 930 MW of solar panels were installed across the country.

The big news is that residential solar installations are picking up:

The largest number of American homes in history had solar panels installed on their rooftops in the third quarter of this year, according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industry Association and GTM Research. That record quarter delivered 31,000 new solar panel home installations, and means that the amount of solar panels installed on residential homes rose by 49 percent from the year earlier.

Via GigaOm