Historic Solar Growth

 

In Q2 of this year, the U.S. solar achieved its second best quarter in history, having installed 742 megawatts of solar power, and the best quarter on record for the utility market segment, according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). 

Utility-Scale installations hit 477 megawatts in the second quarter, with eight states posting utility install projects of 10 megawatts or greater.  In total, the U.S. now has 5,700 megawatts of installed solar capacity, enough to power more than 940,000 households.