2016 Solar Additions Double That of 2015

2016 Solar capacity additions reached a new record of 7568 MW, twice as much as the 2015 additions, according to Administration’s Monthly Electric Generator Inventory report.  

Though solar installations have grown significantly in the last 10 years and solar is the leading employer in the energy industry, solar only represents ~1.5 percent of electricity in the U.S. Renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and natural gas, accounted for over 92 percent of capacity additions in 2016. California alone accounted for over 36 percent of new solar capacity in the U.S. – a total of 2,749 mW. North Carolina is second to California with additions of 708 mW, and Utah is third with 660 mW capacity additions. 

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