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Report: Solar takes 100% share of new US grid-connected electricity in March – PV-Tech

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Report: Solar takes 100% share of new US grid-connected electricity in March – PV-Tech

Solar energy has achieved a milestone after it emerged that for the first time, solar accounted for all new utility electricity capacity added to the grid in the US in March.

The landmark was revealed the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s March Energy Infrastructure Update — which focuses exclusively on larger facilities and does not include energy generated by net-metered installations.

It found that 44MW of PV capacity was installed last month following the start-up of seven new projects located in California, Nevada, New Jersey, Hawaii, Arizona, and North Carolina.

The report also reveals that solar had a strong presence in the first quarter of this year with 537MW of PV added to the grid in the US during the three-month period.

“This speaks to the extraordinary strides we have made in the past several years…

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