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US sets another record quarter for solar installations

With the new record, solar accounted for 58% of all new electric capacity additions made in the US as renewables represented 100% of all energy additions made during the first quarter of 2021, according to the US Solar Market Insight Q2 2021 report.

Utilities led in terms of installations with 3.6GW, whilst the residential segment grew by 11% compared to the same period last year to reach 905MW. The commercial sector grew by 19% from Q1 2020 and the community solar sector declined 15% from Q1 2020.

Texas led all states with 1.52GW of new solar energy capacity in Q1, more than it added in all of 2019 and three times more than any other state.

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