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Texas adds 380MW solar in Q2, could see 5GW new capacity come online in next five years

BOSTON Mass. and WASHINGTON D.C. — Texas’ solar market soared this past spring, adding 24 percent of all the state’s cumulative capacity in a three-month span, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report . The 380 megawatts (MW) installed in the second quarter is 17 times more capacity than the 22 MW that went online in the state in Q1. This helped Texas move up two more places to become the 7th biggest solar state. Over the past year, Texas has moved up three places in the overall state rankings. It was the 10th largest solar state at this time last year. “Texas has some of the biggest solar potential in the country,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO. “This past quarter shows it is living up to that potential, and its solar businesses now employ more people than almost any other s...

Full article: https://www.seia.org/news/texas-solar-market-surges-sprin...

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