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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Greentech Media (GTM) Research today announced a partnership to collect and publish data and analysis on solar photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP), and solar heating and cooling (SHC) markets in the United States.

SEIA and GTM Research will release quarterly and year-end reports covering upstream and downstream solar markets with an emphasis on installations, component costs and domestic manufacturing for each solar technology.

"As a rapidly growing industry, it is vital for solar companies to have high quality, reliable data that highlights market trends and emerging sectors," said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA. "Our collaboration with GTM Research will greatly help SEIA in our effort to expand the U.S. solar market in the coming years and to meet our goal of installing more than 10 gigawatts of solar annually by 2015. That's enough to power 2 million new households each year."

The partnership's first report will be published in October 2010.  GTM Research will collect primary installation, capacity, cost and manufacturing data directly from solar energy companies via sector-specific surveys to provide an accurate historical and forecasted outlook on the industry.

"We are excited to partner with SEIA to track the U.S. solar market on a state-by-state basis and offer members of the industry an unprecedented level of detail on the market's status, opportunities, and outlook," said Shayle Kann, Managing Director of Solar Research at GTM Research.

For more information on the research partnership, content or availability of the reports, please contact:

MJ Shiao (GTM Research): 617.500.4956,

Jared Blanton (SEIA): 202.556.2886,