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U.S. adds less than half its planned solar capacity

STORY: There were big delays in photovoltaic solar installations for the U.S. in H1

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Over the first six months of 2022, 4.2 gigawatts (GW) of planned capacity came online

That's less than half of the planned 17.8 GW for the year

Early data shows installations were much slower than last year

The EIA points to supply chain constraints, labor shortages and high component prices

It comes just after the passage of a $430bln bill to fight climate change, cut drug costs and raise corporate taxes

In July, the White House announced $56mln for boosting domestic solar manufacturing