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2 Charts Show Solar’s Jump to Top Spot for New U.S. Power Generation

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Oct 16, 2014 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

placeholderWant proof that distributed solar is rapidly growing?  Look no further than these two charts, showing how solar provided over a quarter of new power plant capacity in 2013 (6% from residential solar alone!) and 43% in the first half of this year!

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