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Posted March 16, 2018Today in Energy

Solar plants typically install more panel capacity relative to their inverter capacity ›

A solar photovoltaic (PV) system’s panel capacity is often reported in direct current (DC), while operating capacity in the United States is reported as it is delivered to the grid in alternating current (AC). For economic and engineering reasons, capacity values reported in DC typically are 10% to 30% higher than those reported in AC capacity. More

operating AC and DC utility-scale solar PV capacity additions, as explained in the article text

Source: EIA, Form EIA-860, Electric Generators Report, 2016


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WTI crude oil futures price

3/15/2018: $61.19/barrel

up$1.07 from week earlier
up$12.33 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

3/15/2018: $2.681/MMBtu

down$0.075 from week earlier
down$0.300 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

3/10/2018: 14.814 million tons

down0.285 million tons from week earlier
up0.349 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

3/9/2018: 1,532 Bcf

down93 Bcf from week earlier
down718 Bcf from year earlier

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3/9/2018: 430.9 million barrels

up5.0 million barrels from week earlier
down97.2 million barrels from year earlier


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