EIA: US utility-scale solar capacity will grow to 27 GW in 2017
Post date: 12/10/2017 - 19:39
The U.S. Energy Information Administration EIA, part of the US Department of Energy, lowered its expectation of installed total utility-scale solar electricity generating capacity in the USA . EIA now expects solar capacity additions to bring total utility-scale solar capacity to 27 GW by the end of 2017 and to more than 30 GW by the end of 2018. In August, EIA’s expectations were 29 GW and 32 GW, respectively. Total US utility-scale solar electricity generating capacity at the end of 2016 was 22 GW. Generation from small-scale solar (installations less than 1 megawatt) is expected to increase by 28 percent in 2017 and by 23 percent in 2018.
According to the latest figures of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the U.S. installed 2,387 MW of solar PV in Q2 2017 to reach 47.1 GW of total installed capacity.