L R AS Published on Monday 18 January 2021 - n° 346 - Categories:the American PV

15.4 GW of large PV plants installed in 2020 in the USA + 4.1 GW of small plants

15.4 GW of large solar power plants will be commissioned in 2021, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), surpassing

the 12 GW of 2020.

Solar energy will account for the largest share of new capacity (39%); wind energy will contribute 31%. A total of 39.7 GW of new electricity generation capacity is expected to come on stream this year. More than half of the new photovoltaic capacity for power utilities is planned in four states: Texas (28%), Nevada (9%), California (9%) and North Carolina (7%).

In 2021, an additional 4.1 GW of small photovoltaic capacity will be added, which will come on line by the end of the year.


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