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IEEFA: All new electricity capacity brought online U.S. in August was from solar or wind

JAKARTA (RAMBUENERGY) – US seems to take a lead in the development of renewable energy. As reported by Cleveland (OH)-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), solar and wind powered all of the new power plants that began operations in August in the US.

It said a total 20 projects with a combined capacity of 463 MW were added in August, with 55% of the capacity coming from solar projects and 45% coming from wind-powered generators.

No new projects were announced in the month.

IEEFA reported that a single 200 MW wind project being brought online in the Texas Reliability Entity, put that region on the top of the charts, with the most new capacity. Meanwhile a total of 132 MW of solar capacity were added in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council region and 103 MW of solar were added in the SERC Reliability Corporation region.

The largest project completed was the 200 MW Los Vientos 4 Wind located in Starr County, Texas.

The second largest unit was the 77 MW White Oak Solar PV WHTOK unit at the White Oak Solar project. This Burke County, Ga., power plant will sell power to Georgia Power Co. for the next 30 years.

The next three largest units are located at the 100 MW RE Mustang power plant in Kings County, Calif. (*)

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