Renewed interest in, and the viability of solar power has recently led to steady expansion. The U.S. solar power industry has experienced double-digit rates of growth since 2000, although it is still a small portion of the total U.S. energy mix. (Source: Energy Information Administration). Projections are that the global market for solar energy represents a multi-trillion dollar opportunity in the U.S. over the next quarter of a century. Additionally, solar energy usage is projected to double by the year 2010. The American Solar Energy Society projects that it could create more than 350,000 net new jobs.