27 Jan '14, 11am

#Solar was top US renewable energy source in 2013, adding almost 3GW - #GoSolar!

US solar was the top performing renewable energy type in 2013. Image: Martifer Solar. Solar was the star performer of the US renewable energy generators in 2013, adding 2,963MW of new capacity over the year, according to new figures from the country’s Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC). Overall, renewable energy in the US accounted for over 37% of all new electricity generating capacity in 2013. According to FERC’s latest ‘Energy Infrastructure Update’ report, 5,279MW of renewable energy capacity was added in 2013, outmuscling coal more than three-fold. Solar’s tally for the year was 44% up on 2012’s 2,056MW, although achieved across fewer separate units, a reflection of the extent to which large projects have come to dominate the US market. In 2013 solar was second only to natural gas, which was the clear leader across all energy types, with 7,270MW of new capacit...

Full article: http://www.pv-tech.org/news/solar_top_us_renewable_of_2013

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