Newly Installed Solar PV Capacity Hits Record High Of 6,201 MW In 2014 In US
Though not always directly linked to plug-in electric cars, it’s still a topic of interest among most electric car enthusiasts, as an uncommonly high percentage of owners take advantage of this tech.
We’re hinting at solar photovoltaic. More specifically, newly installed solar photovoltaic capacity in the U.S. in 2014 alone. The numbers are staggering.
“Newly installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the US in 2014 reached a record 6,201 MW, growing 30% over 2013’s total, according to the new US Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review report released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).”
“Solar accounted for 32% of US new generating capacity in 2014, beating out both wind energy and coal for the second year in a row. Only natural gas constituted a greater share of new generating capacity.”
“The residential segment’s 1.2 GW in 2014 marks its first time surpassing 1 GW. Residential continues to be the fastest-growing market segment in the US, with 2014 marking three consecutive years of greater than 50% annual growth.”
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Source: Green Car Congress