27 Mar '15, 12am

Environment America Report: 20 American cities account for 6.5% of total PV capacity in the US

By the end of 2014, the US had installed 20,500MW of PV capacity — enough to power four million average households. Image: Environment America Los Angeles leads the way for cities in terms of installed solar capacity at 170MW, followed by San Diego (149MW), Phoenix (115MW), Indianapolis (107MW) and San Jose (105MW). Image: Environment America The report details 14 US cities with 50 or more watts of installed solar PV capacity per person. Image: Environment America A new report from Environment America, titled “Shining Cities: Harnessing the Benefits of Solar Energy in America,” sheds light on the impact that cities have in terms of expanding the PV sector within the United States. By the end of 2014, the US had installed 20,500MW of PV capacity — enough to power four million average households. While solar installations have been spread out across the US, a large amount ha...

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