Solar rises to nearly 2% of U.S. generation in 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Electric Power Monthly (PDF) report for February 2018, which includes all data for 2017.

Solar power generation, in all forms and sizes – solar PV greater than and less than 1MW and concentrating solar power (CSP) – grew 40.5% in 2017 over 2016. Utility scale PV solar power stood out among all forms of electricity generation growing 47% in output. CSP production was down 3.4% from 2016 – meaning solar PV actually grew more than 40% on its own.

Published in PV magazine, 28th February, 2018

Solar rises to nearly 2% of US generation in 2017

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