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Solar Capacity Grows in US, But States Still Struggle to Deploy

January 5, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. is adding more than 2,250 MW of new renewable energy capacity each month, both utility scale and small-scale, as states reduce barriers and industry adds new technologies, according to new analyses of government data, with solar power particularly showing growth and growing pains.

More than 18,255 MW of new utility scale capacity was added in the first 10 months of 2021, while small scale projects added another 5,100 MW last year, according to a review of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and U.S. Energy Information Agency data by SUN DAY Campaign released on Jan. 4.

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