US installs 537 MW of large-scale solar projects in Q1

In 2012, a total of 264 MW were said to have been installed in the first quarter. Thus, compared to this year, the installed capacity almost doubled (49.16% increase) to 537 MW across 38 systems.

Currently, the main energy components in the energy mix of the U.S. are natural gas (42.41%), followed by coal (29.01%) and, in third place, nuclear power (9.15%). The country has, at present time, a cumulative photovoltaic capacity of 7,221 MW.