US installed 930MW of PV in Q3

Modules at the huge Agua Caliente  PV array in Arizona

Modules at the huge Agua Caliente PV array in Arizona

The US installed 930MW of PV in Q3 2013 helped by a record contribution from the residential sector, new industry figures show.

The latest quarterly study by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research says the US is on track to install almost 4.3GW of new PV in 2013 as a whole.

The third-quarter PV installations represented a 20% uplift on Q2’s figure and a 35% year-on-year increase, and were the second-largest quarterly additions on record.

They included a record 186MW in the residential sector and a “consistently strong” showing from the utility PV segment.

Only the non-residential mid-market was hit by downturns in New Jersey and Hawaii.

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