Photon | Only five solar power plants with a combined capacity of 31 MW were connected to the grid in the US in October 2014, down considerably from 504 MW in October 2013 and down slightly from 41 MW in September.
According to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) August Energy Infrastructure Update, the US added 1,801 MW of new large-scale solar capacity in the first 10 months of this year, down from the same period of 2013, when 2,628 MW were connected to the grid.
The US had 9.87 GW of installed utility-scale solar generating capacity as of the end of October. This amounted to 0.85% of total installed US operating generating capacity, up from 0.84% at the end of the previous month.
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