According to a new report in PV Magazine, more US states are making solar energy an increasingly important part of the electric grid. Recent data from the US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows California, Nevada and Hawaii are now getting more than 10 percent of their power from solar.
California is meeting 13.2% of its total electric demand with solar; with Hawaii and Nevada not far behind with 11.6% and 11.3%, of their total electric demand being supplied by solar. Despite this good news, across the entire US, solar PV still represents less than 2% of electricity generation during the first nine months of 2017. However this is a 47% increase over the first nine months of 2016.
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