That’s right, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), about half-a-million solar panels were installed every day around the world last year. Moreover, the IEA says last year marked a turning point as renewables, led by wind and solar, reached a record 153 GW and represented more than half of the new power capacity generated around the world. See full article at Solar Industry magazine.
GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) report that utility-scale solar installations accounted for 53% of all installed PV in the first half of 2016. In addition, more solar capacity – 7.8 GW – is expected to come online in the second half of this year than has ever come online in a single year. See full article at Solar Industry magazine.
The $180 million Utah Red Hills Renewable Park, being developed by Scatec Solar North America, is soon to be Utah’s largest photovoltaic solar plant and the first of its kind in the state.