13 Mar '17, 1am

America’s Electric Co-ops Are Going Big On Solar https://t.co/8wmVQHbiwl

By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America’s electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago, according to data released by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This year, co-ops are on pace to add 480 MW of solar, which would bring their total capacity to 873 MW. This more than quadruples the 180 MW reached in 2015 and represents a twenty-fold increase over the 37 MW capacity in 2010. In addition, NRECA says that over the last two years, cooperatives have expanded their solar footprint from 34 states to 44 states. Among states where co-ops have been actively developing solar, Georgia ranks first, with a total of 122 MW – followed by New Mexico, Hawaii, Colorado, Arizona, Maryland and North Carolina. “Electric cooperatives continue to aggressively pursue solar as an energy source and are the leaders in communit...

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