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Posted December 7, 2016Today in Energy

About 30% of distributed solar capacity is owned by third parties ›

Distributed solar capacity in the United States, which includes all solar power capacity other than utility-scale installations 1 MW or larger, totaled 12.3 gigawatts (GW) as of September. About 30% of that amount (3.7 GW) was owned by third-party owners. Third-party owners are private companies that provide either solar electricity or equipment to generate it to building owners or tenants, typically with little or no upfront costs. More

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-826


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WTI crude oil futures price

12/6/2016: $50.93/barrels

up$5.70 from week earlier
up$13.28 from year earlier

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12/6/2016: $3.635/MMBtu

up$0.320 from week earlier
up$1.568 from year earlier

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12/5/2016: $2.493 /gal

up$0.092 from week earlier
up$0.161 from year earlier

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12/2/2016: 485.8 million barrels

down2.4 million barrels from week earlier
up32.2 million barrels from year earlier

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11/26/2016: 15.190 million tons

down2.042 million tons from week earlier
up0.208 million tons from year earlier


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