27 Jan '14, 1pm

The U.S. added 2.94 GW of utility-scale solar PV, CSP in 2013

The United States added 266 utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) power plants totaling 2.94 GW in 2013, according to the latest report from the nation's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This represents a 43% increase over the capacity added in 2012, and also larger projects. The average size of utility-scale PV and CSP projects put in service in 2013 was 11 MW, as opposed to 5.8 MW in 2012. Around 1.6 GW of “behind the meter” not included This does not count “behind the meter” residential and commercial PV systems. Many U.S. government agencies and grid operators either do not count these systems or do not report their findings, and as such these statistics are not directly comparable to European solar statistics. NPD Solarbuzz (Santa Clara, California, U.S.) and GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.) have estimated the ...

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