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The Clean Power Quarterly 2021 Q2 Market Report, released by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), shows that U.S. project developers commissioned 5,620MW of clean power capacity in the second quarter of 2021, a 13% increase over 2020’s second quarter volume.
 
Additions for the first half of 2021 totalled 9,915MW representing a 17% increase in the first six months of 2021 compared to the same period last year. The industry installed 2,226MW of solar capacity in the second quarter, a 73% increase compared to the first quarter, bringing total new annual operating solar capacity to 3,513MW. The wind sector installed 2,824MW of new capacity in the second quarter of 2021, a 10% increase compared to the same period last year. Battery energy storage experienced the biggest quarterly increase with new installations of 570MW surging 439%, new energy storage capacity in 2021 now totals almost 665MW, nearly the 2020-year end total.
 
Project owners commissioned a total of 56 new projects across 27 states during the second quarter, this includes 16 new wind projects, 30 utility-scale solar projects, and 7 energy storage projects and 3 solar-storage hybrid projects. The top five states for second quarter additions include Texas (1,489MW), California (585MW), Michigan (424MW), Florida (373MW) and Kansas (301MW).In total, there are now over 180,216MW of clean power capacity operating in the USA. At the end of the second quarter there were 906 projects totaling over 101,897MW of clean power capacity under construction (37,725MW) or in advanced development (64,172MW) across the U.S. 
 
The sector also saw continued clean power procurement activity with power purchasers and project developers reporting 4,218MW of new power purchase (PPA) in the second quarter, bringing the first half year totals up to 7,700MW.
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