September 12 (Renewables Now) - The US has added 2,863 MW of wind and 2,052 MW of solar as part of utility-scale projects in the period January-July 2019 and now the two power generating sources are very close to hitting 140 GW of combined capacity.
In the month of July, the US deployed only wind (863 MW) and solar (10 MW) power generating capacity. A total of three wind farms were switched on during the month and all of them are located in Texas: the 478-MW Hale County Wind Energy Project in Hale County; the 184-MW Electra Wind Farm Phase 2 in Wilbarger County; and the 200-MW Santa Rita Wind East Project in Irion County.
More details are available in the table below.
|(capacity in MW)||July 2019||Jan-July 2019||Jan-July 2018||Total available installed capacity|
The full FERC report is available at: https://www.ferc.gov/legal/staff-reports/2019/july-energy-infrastructure.pdf