US records 5.6 GW Q2 renewables power play

Sau Ting Kwok - Hong Kong

Sau Ting Kwok - Hong Kong

US developers added a shave over 5.6GW of new renewables capacity in the second quarter, a 13% year-on-year increase, according to a new report.

The three months have led the half-year total to just under 10 GW, shown by the Clean Power Quarterly 2021 Q2 Market Report and released by the American Clean Power Association (ACL). 

The industry installed 2,226 MW of solar capacity in the second quarter, a 73 percent increase compared to the first quarter, bringing total new annual operating solar power to 3,513 MW.

The wind sector installed 2,824MW of new capacity in the second quarter of 2021, a 10 percent increase compared to the same period last year. 

Battery energy storage experienced the most dramatic quarterly increase, with new installations of 570MW surging 439 percent.

“This market report shows the record growth across the renewable energy sector. With a record pace of installations in the first half of 2021, our industry not only provides good-paying jobs but also is a key part of solving the climate crisis,” said Heather Zichal, ACP CEO. 

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