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Arizona rises to third in national ranking for installed solar capacity

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The Solana Generating Station west of Gila Bend is the world’s largest parabolic-trough concentrated solar plant.

By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona has risen to third in the nation for installed solar capacity, after ranking seventh in 2016, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

The state now has 3,254 megawatts of solar installed compared to 656 megawatts in 2016.

The U.S. solar market continued its expansion in the second quarter of 2017 as the industry installed 2,387 megawatts of solar photovoltaics, the largest total in a second quarter to date, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.

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  1. jim stack says:

    With the World Wide Solar growth and great new advanced battery storage why does the ACC let Utilities add false charges for using less energy and even giving them clean water free energy right during what once was the Peak Time Of Day?
    It seems it’s good for the Utility to build massive Solar fields and sell the clean power for 50% extra but not good when customers and businesses do the same solar.
    Solona by the way uses water and has had problems so it is not meeting the clean green standards it was supposed to.

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/solana-solar-plants-poor-performance-gets-worse-after-july-microburst-damage-8671474

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