28 Jul '14, 7pm

Solar more than doubled share of new capacity in US for first half of 2014 - PV-Tech

Work on First Wind's Warren County Solar project was completed in late June. Image: First Wind. In the first six months of 2014, solar has represented almost a third of new electricity generation capacity additions in the US, more than doubling its performance in the same period of 2013, according to US government statistics. According to the latest monthly Energy Infrastructure Update issued by the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC), new energy generation installations in the US were dominated in June by natural gas and solar, with only about half as much wind added as solar. According to the report for June, around 40MW of solar was installed in June, behind 63MW of natural gas generation capacity added but ahead of wind power, with 21MW. Eight times as much solar was added than biomass, at 5MW. The 40MW of solar added was across 11 projects, including Warren Co...

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