V. V. Akimova 1,2
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Centre for strategies of regional development, Institute of Applied Economic Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia
Abstract. The article is dedicated to a geographical analysis of the current stateand prospects for the development of solar energy in the United States of Amer-ica. This paper identifies the main features and patterns of the formation of the territorial structure of the industry in the region, as well as the factors that de-termined the development of solar energy. As a result of the study, we can con-clude that there is now a gradual expansion of the geography of solar energy in the United States, contributing to the transformation of the territorial structure of the industry from monocentric to polycentric.
Keywords: economic geography, renewable energy sources, solar energy,USA.