US Installs 6 GW of Solar Capacity in Q1

US Installs 6 GW of  Solar Capacity in Q1
US Installs 6 GW of  Solar Capacity in Q1

The US solar industry installed just over six gigawatts of solar capacity and had its best first quarter in history, according to a report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie.
It found the record Q1 was driven in large part by supply chain challenges abating and delayed solar projects moving forward, Renews reported.
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The utility-scale market rebounded from a difficult 2022 with a strong first quarter and a record 3.8 GW of installed solar capacity.
Florida was the top solar state in Q1 2023 by far, thanks to 1.46 GW of utility-scale solar installations.
The state installed over 70% more solar capacity in Q1 than the next highest region California.
Due in part to those additions, the solar industry accounted for 54% of all new electricity-generating capacity put on the grid in Q1.
This quarter, more module importers were able to satisfy the documentation requirements under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.
This enabled more solar equipment to make it to project sites and allowed the industry to build out its long pipeline of delayed developments.

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