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Utility-Scale Solar Grew 72% Per Year Between 2010 & 2016

May 18th, 2017 | by U.S. Energy Information Administration

Utility-scale solar installations—including both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal technologies—grew at an average rate of 72% per year between 2010 and 2016, faster than any other generating technologies. Utility-scale solar (plants with a capacity of at least one megawatt) now makes up about 2% of all utility-scale electric generating capacity and 0.9% of utility-scale generation


Almost 30% Of Distributed Solar Capacity Is Owned By Third Parties

December 9th, 2016 | by U.S. Energy Information Administration

Distributed solar capacity in the United States, which includes all solar power capacity other than utility-scale installations 1 MW or larger, totaled 12.3 gigawatts (GW) as of September. About 30% of that amount (3.7 GW) was owned by third-party owners.


The Effects Of The Clean Power Plan

June 24th, 2016 | by U.S. Energy Information Administration

Originally published on EIA. By Laura Martin and Jeffrey Jones The Clean Power Plan (CPP) [1] rule, issued under Section [&hellip



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