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Posted December 13, 2017Today in Energy

Utility solar photovoltaic capacity is dominated by crystalline silicon panel technology ›

Most of the growing number of installations of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) operating capacity across the United States have been systems that make use of crystalline silicon panels. In 2016, 70% of U.S. utility-scale PV capacity used crystalline silicon modules. Thin-film technology accounted for 28% of capacity. More

graph of U.S solar photovoltaic electric generating capacity, as explained in the article text

Source: EIA, Annual Electric Generator Report

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WTI crude oil futures price

12/12/2017: $57.14/barrel

down$0.48 from week earlier
up$4.31 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

12/12/2017: $2.678/MMBtu

down$0.236 from week earlier
down$0.829 from year earlier

Retail heating oil price

12/11/2017: $2.88/gal

up$0.011 from week earlier
up$0.349 from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

12/8/2017: 443.0 million barrels

down5.1 million barrels from week earlier
down40.2 million barrels from year earlier

Weekly coal production

12/2/2017: 15.695 million tons

up1.627 million tons from week earlier
up1.291 million tons from year earlier

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