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The oldest solar power plant in the world is the 354-megawatt (MW) SEGS thermal power plant, in California.The 280 MW Solana Generating Station is a solar power plant near Gila Bend, Arizona, about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Phoenix, completed in 2013.In mid-October 2008, Solar World AG opened a manufacturing plant in Hillsboro, Oregon.In 2016 the Hillsboro plant was the largest photovoltaic technology manufacturing plant in the Western Hemisphere.Blythe Solar Power Project converted to a PV project, Rice Solar Energy Project was put on indefinite hold, Palen Solar Project tried to convert to PV but its permits were denied, Hidden Hills Solar Project was suspended in 2013 and later canceled.No major CSP plants remain under construction in the United States.When commissioned it was the largest parabolic trough plant in the world and the first U. solar plant with molten salt thermal energy storage.
The rooftop photovoltaic installation supports the Department of Defense's goal of increasing renewable energy sources to 25 percent of all energy consumed by the year 2025.Solar power in the United States includes utility-scale solar power plants as well as local distributed generation, mostly from rooftop photovoltaics. In terms of total installed capacity, by year end 2015 the United States ranked 4th in the world behind China, Germany, and Japan.As of the end of 2017, the United States had over 50 gigawatts (GW) of installed photovoltaic capacity. During the same time period total solar generation, including estimated distributed solar photovoltaic generation, was 80.6 TWh, 1.98% of total U. In 2016, 39% of all new electricity generation capacity in the country came from solar, more than any other source and ahead of natural gas (29%).As a result, the report projects that solar power will reach cost parity with conventional power sources in many U. According to a study by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research, 878 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity and 78 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) were installed in the U. This was double the 435 MW installed in 2009 around the U. According to a 2011 survey conducted by independent polling firm Kelton Research, nine out of 10 Americans support the use and development of solar technology.Eight out of 10 respondents indicated that "the federal government should support solar manufacturing in the United States and should give federal subsidies for solar energy".