Sep 13 (Renewables Now) - The US has added about 6,288 MW of large-scale wind and solar parks in the first seven months of 2017, according to the latest statistics released today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
In January-July 2017, the country has put online 3,942 MW of wind and 2,346 MW of solar power plants. Just in the month of July, the US has added 94 MW of solar and 5 MW of biomass capacity, without plugging in any wind farms, the data shows.
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The FERC report for July 2017 is available at: https://www.ferc.gov/legal/staff-reports/2017/july-energy-infrastructure.pdf