In a recent report, the SEIA tracked more than 7,000 MW of installed solar capacity (by U.S. businesses) across 35,000 projects. This data is up from 2,500MW and 7,000 projects in the 2017 report.
The following is a ranking of these businesses based on installed megawatt (MW) capacity. Wait till you see which company is #1.
6. Google 142.9 MW
In a blog post in June, Google’s director for operations, energy and location strategy, Neha Palmer, said the search giant’s “purchases of energy from sources like solar and wind once again matched our entire annual electricity consumption.“
Looking to the future, Google is getting involved with some large scale solar power projects.
In January 2019 the firm’s senior lead for energy and infrastructure, Amanda Corio, said it would buy the output of a number of new solar farms through a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority.
This will amount to 413 MW of power from 1.6 million panels, Corio said.