U.S. records red-hot quarter for utility-scale solar, battery storage

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle

The U.S. connected 2.4 gigawatts of utility-scale solar projects to its power grids in the third quarter of 2021 representing 46% growth over the same period last year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

The red-hot quarter also included the addition of 127 megawatts of battery storage paired with utility-scale solar PV systems. Texas led the way by adding 37% of the new utility-scale solar generation.

“The new additions meet demand from technology giants such as Microsoft Corp. and Meta Platforms Inc., municipal utilities such as Austin Energy and other off-takers looking for greener power generation,” S&P’s Justin Horwath wrote.


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