Solar is also strong in Colorado. Even in a recession and an uncertain economic environment, Colorado installed 91 MW of solar last year, enough to power nearly 19,000 homes every year. The costs to install solar have dropped 70 percent in the past three years and the industry has contributed $1 billion to Colorado’s economy. Even more important: Today, solar is a $93 billion global industry, up from $17 billion only five years ago. Just ask Colorado’s Juwi Solar, now one of the leading solar developers in the world.