26 Nov '13, 4pm

Nearly 75% of new US electricity capacity in Oct was from #solar. Solar’s gone mainstream. via @SEIA

According to the FERC's “Energy Infrastructure Update ” report, 99.3 percent of all new electric generation placed in service during the month of October came from renewables – with solar leading the way by a country mile! Twelve new solar units accounted for 504 MW or 72.1 percent of all new capacity last month. This is truly astonishing, not to mention historic, and should serve as a reminder to everyone in Washington and in state capitals that smart public policies – such as the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), Net Energy Metering (NEM) and Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) – are paying huge dividends for America. Today, solar is one of the fastest-growing sources of new energy in the United States. More than 30 utility-scale, clean energy solar projects are still under construction, putting thousands of electricians, steelworkers and laborers to work and helping to...

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