US installed record solar PV in 2013

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The United States installed a record 4.2GW of solar PV last year, up 15% from 2012, making it the largest solar market outside the Asia-Pacific region, according to NPD Solarbuzz.

Fourth quarter US solar PV installations were also a record 1.4GW, equivalent to more than 1MW of panels installed each hour of daylight during the three-month period, the consultancy says in its North America PV Markets Quarterly report.

Large-scale projects dominated the US market in 2013, accounting for more than 80% of new solar capacity deployed. The ground-mount segment, which includes most of the utility solar PV installed, reached almost 3GW, with more than 1 W in Q4. The large rooftop market exceeded 500MW, similar to levels seen over the past few Log in to read complete article.

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