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US solar power industry on path to install record capacity in 2015

New industry data shows record growth in residential installations, while utility-scale developments could push country to 7.7GW installed this year

President Barack Obama looks at solar panels at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
The residential rooftop market has helped to propel installation • Photograph: Pete Souza | White House

The United States’ total installed solar capacity has passed a milestone 20GW, while utility-scale development hit an all-time high, according to new industry figures released earlier this week.

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