Solar adds capacity gains in 2019

Source: BY KELSEY TAMBORRINO, Politico • Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 Solar energy made up 40 percent of all new U.S. electricity generating capacity added last year — more than any other source of electricity, according to a new U.S. Solar Market Insight 2019 Year-in-Review report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie. The U.S. solar market installed 13.3 gigawatts of solar PV, a 23 percent increase from 2018 and marking its second-largest year on record, according to the report. The new year-in-review analysis also found that cumulative operating PV capacity in the U.S. now exceeds 76 GW, up from just 1 GW at the end of 2009.