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Solar Adds More Than 2 Gigawatts of Capacity in Q2, Growing 43 Percent Year-Over-Year 

Updated September 12, 2016

executive summaryThe U.S. installed 2,051 megawatts (MW) of solar PV in Q2 2016 to reach 31.6 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, enough to power 6.2 million American homes. With more than 1.1 million residential solar installations nationwide and a contracted utility-scale pipeline over 20 GW, the industry is on pace to nearly double in size in 2016. 

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executive summaryBOSTON, MASS AND WASHINGTON, D.C. - Growing 43 percent year over year, the U.S. saw 2,051 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) installed in the second quarter of 2016. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, this marks the eleventh consecutive quarter in which more than a gigawatt (GW) of PV was installed.

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