Friday, November 22, 2013

Solar Dominates New Electricity Generation in October

According to data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, large-scale solar energy accounted for over two-thirds of the roughly 700 MW of new electricity generation in October. Twleve solar projects accounted for 504 MW with two wind projects and four biomass projects contributing 66 MW and 124 MW respectively. For the year-to-date, of the 12.3 GW of new installed capacity brought online, 2.5 GW has come from solar, approximately 1 GW from wind, 360 MW from biomass, 117 MW from hydro, about 6.6 GW from natural gas and 1.5 GW from coal, according to FERC data. More

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