The US has deployed just 20 MW of solar and about 448 MW of wind capacity during the month of September 2015, thus bringing the year-to-date cumulative additions of each power source to 1,137 MW and 2,966 MW, respectively.
As a result, the US now has roughly 13,180 MW of solar and 68,830 MW of wind power capacity in total. Accordingly, solar and wind power account for 1.13% and 5.91% shares of the country’s total energy mix, show the latest figures by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which were released on Friday.
The two largest solar power facilities of those completed in September are Solar Star California XXXI LLC’s 7.5-MW Tequesquite landfill solar plant in California’s Riverside County and Kinston Davis Farm LLC’s 5-MW Kinston Davis installation in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
Two 211-MW wind farms in Texas were also completed -- the first phase of the CPV Rattlesnake Den wind project in Glasscock county and the Logans Gap wind park in Comanche County. The 25.6-MW expansion of the existing 8.5-MW Saddleback Ridge wind project in Maine was finalised as well.
The Energy Infrastructure Update report for September 2015 is available here.