November 3 (SeeNews) - The US’ large-scale solar power generation capacity in operation grew by 3,440 MW in the first nine months of 2016 across 225 projects, while wind farms added the more modest 2,661 MW.
Solar additions in the period more than doubled from 1,552 MW a year ago, according to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) report. In September alone, 601 MW of large solar came online, including RE Tranquility LLC’s 205.3-MW park in Fresno, California and the 155-MW Springbok 2 solar farm in Kern.
Details on new additions and total capacity by source, as given by the FERC, are available in the table. All capacity is in megawatts (MW).
|Fuel type||New, 9-mo 2016||New, 9-mo 2015||Total, Sep 2016|
The FERC energy infrastructure report is available at: https://www.ferc.gov/legal/staff-reports/2016/sep-energy-infrastructure.pdf.